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INDEX Vol. 28 - 30. (Qct.l904-Sept.] 

(Note: This Iroe ■ Lot list eve 

article or reference found in 0_ 
Aca emy; it ■' • es onl r tho i re- 
ticles of : era] inter"-." about the 

story ' ; arei! trie- life in, Salem 
Academy. ) 

vol.28, Septl905, .4200 

Buildings - and rooms?; 

lent'Sj, vol . 28, Oct. 1 9 ~4 ,£.4054; 
vo 1 .23,Se )t |5j p.4191. 

changes in, ^o 1 .29, Sept. " E ; 

'vol. 30, Oct". 1906., p. '437 5 

o.c Club: 
or - ed, vol. 28, Oct. 

1 : "' 4 , d . 

Glass colors: 

transfer of, vol.29, ay, June, 1 
p. 432 5. 

Class gifts: 

1905 vol. 28, lay -June 1905, p. 4170. 

1906 vol. 29, March L906 p.429^|&pri] 
" i06, p. 4306. 

Class officers: 

Sophomore, vol.28>0ct.T904 ►.4057. 

aior; vo] .29 Oct. 1 906; p.42%& : . 
Senior, vol .28 > 0et.l904,p i *4053;vo] . 

29,oeot . 1 906, p. 4559. 

Comraencemeri t : 

I 005, vol .28,Mav-June " 905 . p .4168. 
' >06,vol.29,Apri] 1906, p. 4301; s - 

June 1 306, p. 43! 
1 907 - ' 3, Feb. 1907, p.4432;vo^ . 

Sr-JufiS, 1907 j p. 4479. 

vol . 29, J an . X9^o . p . 426 5 . 

• ist of: 

vc ' 88>0ct.l904,p.4057. 

VO] . 9,0c1 , ] 305, 0. 

' i " :. 
vo] .30,1 bv. 1906,p.^ - 

; -•-■'■: 

events of, 1896,1897, vol 3,i .;. ■ . 

p. 4123; vol. 29, Oct. 1905. 6. 

oers of incorporation 5 vol.SC 
1 9( 7 44 l ?. 

i G. ( Rep • of schoc 
■ .- 0,Jan .] 907, p.44J ] 

. -• . « . • - . . 

vol. 30, Dec. L90€ ).4403. 


3,0ct.l9Q4, p. 4058. 
vol. 28, Feb. 1905, p. 4118. 

oriel Hall: 

• vol. 28, Oct . ! 304,p.4Q60. 

vol. 28, Feb.] 905, p.- 

• 1906,0.4^90. 

(organ) vo] .29,j 

- ~ 4330, p. 4 44 . 

6, p.4i 56. 

(or ' vo] .; - 

vol.3C >v.l ' . . ; B4. 

vol .'30, J • ' • 

vol . Feb . 19 

(or vol .30, Marc] .1447. p.445£ 

vo" . - .4479. 

vol. • --• ne ] )07, p. 4490. 

i . : . . Fries 3c p" : 

vol . 28, Oct . 1904, p . 4061 . 

" rs. Stone 1 all J? ckson scrjol arship" : 
vol.; I, ■ rch ] 306 : j p. 4886- 

Mu sic: 

a sic dept: 

3ves to new building, vol.29 

oept.!906,p.4: : 5 n . 
musical con rs of vol. 
29,^pril 1906, p. 4507. 
(dee commencement issues for fin 
concerts; recitals, etc. not in- 
dexed. ) 

Presidents 'of college for womer. in the 
South - o r g ani z e d : 

vol..-" ~ 7 -p. 4514. 

Room- companies : 

vol. 28, Oct. 1904-, p. 4057. 
vol. 29, Sept. 1906., p. 4358. 

alem f s musical composers": 
Vpl«29>AprH n 306, p. 4; 07. 

olar ships: 

see "Mrs.L.M. Fries Scholarshi p Ti 

"Mrs. stonewall Jackson Scholar- 

School- plan, revised: 

vol . 29 , oept . 1906 , p . 42 57 . 

oor ■ ?rj ties: 

vol. 30. Feb. 1907, p. 4439 

Alpha &elta raj, organized, vol.29, 

r -J 3 e 1306, p. 4155. 

Phi 'in organized, vol.29, May-June 
L906, p. 4542. 

;ar course": 

vol .28, Nov. L904, , 

Students . Ij t of : 

vol. S8, Sept. 1905, p.4£ 

^achovic >rica] Society: 

vo . ~ ' jv. ] 906, p. 4385. 


vol. 22, Feb.ldOB, t?.4£7" : . 



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Vol. 28. Winston-Salem, N. C. , October, 1904. No. 240. 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to iht Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


The work^of the year is now fully started and there is a spirit 
of earnestness abroad which promises well for the year. The organ- 
ization is good, especially so in the large music department, where 
even every hour of practice is recorded. Then too the room com- 
panies are more satisfactorily arranged than has been the case for 
many years. As we have just stated, all this promises well for the 

The acknowledgements for Alumnae Memorial Hall are espe- 
cially interesting this month. The summer and fall have witnessed 
special activity, and with good success. Especially striking is the 
large Fries Memorial gift of $4,000. Without this liberal donation 
in seems very doubtful whether the work could have been pushed 
forward at this time. If anything like the same success attends. the 
efforts of the friends in general during the year 1905, it is probable 
that the entire work will be pushed forward to completion in the 
year which is before us. We hope to be in the upper rooms with 
the music department before May next. 

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A pastorate of 27 years is unusual. One of such wide influence 
and attended with such marked success is yet more unusual. 
Hence the reader will examine the brief sketch of the celebration qtf 
Bishop Rondthaler's 27th anniversary as pastor of Salem congrega- 
tion with special interest. 

The arrival of the Seniors' caps and gowns is spoken of else- 
where. The influence of this costume is wholesome in every way. 
Not only is it an attractive, dignified and becoming uniform, but it 
offers a distinct incentive to the lower classes to be faithful in their 
duties in order that they too may be able to wear the insignia of 
honor, which privilege belongs alone to the Senior Class. 

The responsibility connected with the the training of several 
hundred young people is great and sometimes burdensome, since it 
often carries with it the necessity of discipline, and discipline is never 
pleasant. On the other hand there are very many joys and pleas- 
ures; girls are singularly responsive to kindness which may be shown 
them, and this is a happy feature. Then too the letters received from 
patrons are often of the happiest nature. The following is one 
which has been received on the same day that this item is written 
and will nicely illustrate the above statement: "My daughter is 
simply charmed with your school and teachers, and says she is im- 
proving every day, which I assure you is very gratifying to me ; I 
sincerely trust that I shall be able to keep her with you for several 
years, and that when she returns home she will be a bright and 
accomplished woman." 

The gift of the John Henry Boner Library to the school is a 
pleasing announcement of the month. Coming as it does at this time 
when the interest in the library is being specially stimulated within 
the school, it is opportune. In addition to this it is prized because 
Mr. Boner has many friends and admirers in our midst who will 
prize the collection for its intrinsic worth as well as for the sake of 
the former owner of the collection. We return to Mrs. Boner the 
hearty thanks of the school. 

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The Star Course will he described next month.* The attrac- 
tions offered this year are of the very highest order, and are educat- 
ing in their nature. Each attraction is that of an artist of national 
fame, and a price of a ticket to any one of the attractions if given in 
a city, would be as much as is here charged for the entire course. 
Every pupil should embrace this opportunity. 

We welcome "The Ivy" which came out this month with its 
first number. It is printed by the Euterpean and Hesperian Literary 
Societies, with Misses Moormin and Levy are the chief Editors. 
The publication is a 16 page paper, with original handsome cover 
design. The printing is by Crist & Keehln and, as usual with all 
the jobs turned out by this firm is a fine piece of work. The title 
page contains a picture of Miss Lehman. The publication is a reflex 
of the bright and happy school life, and is creditable in all respects. 
We reccommend the paper to former pupils and friends. Price 75 
cents for the school year. 


s In our last number brief allusion was made to the improvements 
of the summer. The changes were marked and decided, and so 
impressed the pupils and teachers. The great pillars have been 
painted white, and not only present an attraction appearance, but 
are really very imposing in their dress of pure white. The heavy 
cornice to the building is also white, and the shutters green. Inside 
the halls have been given a light cream tint, which has the effect o 
making them seem larger, and certainly more attractive. The for_ 
mer pupils will be interested to know that the small rooms adjoining 
the study parlors have also been painted white. 

Changes on the campus have been great, and the results fine. 
The space around the fountain has been graded down till it is now 
quite level. At the ' ' swings ' ' a retaining wall has been built which 
gives a very finished appearance to the surroundings while the 
large, broad walk leading to the entrance to the park has been great- 
ly improved. The manner in which the orange and lemon trees* 

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the palms and plants in urns have been placed, together with the 
luxuriant fernery about the fountain gives the gronnds the attractions 
of an Italian garden. The terraces and lawns were perfect and all 
made a pleasing impression on old and new pupils, as well as upon 

Other improvements of a more prosaic, but none the less im- 
portant nature, were such as the placing of new roofs on several of 
the buildings, placing a number of underground drains to care for 
the rain water and the building of a large amount of new fencing. 

In South Hall a splendid room has been fitted up for the pur- 
pose of providing accomodations for any who may enter later in the 
year. The school is quite full this year, — Main Hall, South Hall, 
Annex Hall and Yogler Hall, but if need be this new room, which 
is in some respects the most complete in its appointments of any 
room in the school, can be opened at any time. 

One of the very important plans now under discussion embraces 
the library as it will be reorganized, but as the changes are not yet 
completed we will describe them later. 

Thus it will be seen that the time has been busy since May last 
and the results have been most acceptable to the girls ; this was 
plainly shown by the almost total absence of homesickness, due no 
doubt to the cheerful and bright appearance of everything. 

Events of the Months. 

Oct. 26th, 1904, the " Anstalt " of Linden Hall was occupied 
for the first time, and the event was appropriately celebrated Oct. 
26, 1904, by carrying out the programme of the original event as 
nearly as possible. 

The Senior Class held its election end of September. The fol- 
lowing officers were chosen : President. Nell Rhea, Tenn ; 1st. 
Vice-President, Cammie Lindley, North Carolina ; 2nd Vice-Pres- 
ident, Myrtle Deane, Winston ; Secretary, Mamie Fulp, North 
Carolina ; Treasurer, Lula McEachern, South Carolina ; His- 
torian, Florence Moorman, Virginia ; Poet, Ora Hunter, 

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The Sophomore Class organized Oct. 11, by the election of the 
following officers : President, Opal Brown, North Carolina : 1st 
Vice-President, Grace Siewers, Salem ; 2nd Vice-President, Hat- 
tie Jones, North Carolina ; Secretary, Emma Gudger, North 
Carolina ; Treasurer, Eliza Vaughn, Winston ; Historian, Mary 
Frost, North Carolina. 

The Room Companies are in charge of the following members 
of the Faculty : 

Senior — Miss Lehman. 

Junior — Misses L. Shaffner and Kilbuck. 

Vogler Hall — Misses Heisler and N. Bessent. 

Park Hall — Misses Vest and Kapp. 

4th Room — Misses S. Shaffner and Carter. 

5th Room -Misses Winkler and Rice. 

6th Room — Misses Wolle and Greioer. 

9th Room — Misses Chitty and Roueche. 

10th Room — Misses M. Bessent and Smith. 

Day School — Misses S. Shaffner and Heisler. 

The complete list of teachers alphabetically given is as follows: 
Misses Bessent, M. , Bessent, N., Brown, G. Brewer, C. , Bar- 
row, O., Brooks, D., Chitty, E. , Clark, L., Clewell, 
Mrs. J. H., Clewell Rev. J. H., Carter, E. , Ebert, Mr. E., 
Greider,M., Garrison, R., Heisler, L., Henderson, E., Jones, 
C. , Kapp, M., Kilbuck, K., Lehman, E., Lewis, J., Meinung, 
M., Morrison, L. , Nicewonger, I.', Pfohl, Mr. C. B., Reid, 
L. , Roueche, A., Rice, I., Rondthaler, Rev. E. , Shaffner, 
L., Shaffner, S., Shirley, Mr. H. A., Siedenberg, A., Smith, 
E. , Transou, P., Vest, C. , Vest, S., VanVleck, A., Wolle, 
G. , Winkler, C. 

Georgia Farthing was called home by a serious accident which 
befell her brother in Durham. We were pleased to learn that he 
survived the terrible strain on his strength, and Georgia was able to 
return to her duties Oct. 17th. 

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Mrs. Clewell's Reception. 

Friday evening, Oct. 14, Mrs. Clewell tendered a reception 
to the members of the faculty connected with the Music and Elocu- 
tion departments. There were about half a dozen invited guests. 
The reception was in the parlor of the principal's house, and after 
an hour spent in social pleasures, a musical and elocution program 
followed. The music was by Prof. Shirley, Miss Reid, Miss Nice- 
wonger and Miss Greider. The elocution by Miss Garrison. This 
was the first time Miss Garrison has recited before her friends since 
her arrival, and it is needless to say that all were delighted by her 
efforts. Later in the evening refreshments were served. The even- 
ing was one of a series now being held by the music teachers, and 
the special features made the occasion all the more enjoyabie. 

Members of the class of '04 sold refreshments and had a " grab 
bag" Monday evening Oct. 14, in D and C class rooms. The 
object was to raise money for the class memorial, which is to be one 
of the large stairways near the front entrance. The efforts was em- 
inently successful, and the young ladies cleared nearly S50. 

The John Boner Library. 

Mrs. Lottie Boner, the widow of our late N. C. Poet, John H. 
Boner, recently made a valuable donation of her husband's books to 
the Salem Academy and College Library. There were about 200 
volumes on varied subjects. As he was a poet, naturally a major- 
ity of the books were poems, but there were also works of fiction, 
books on different subjects, some of them containing valuable auto- 
graph letters from men and women, more or less distinguished in 
the world of letters. Among those is one form Bliss Carman, 
Elizabeth Bryant Johnston, Geo. Cable, Edmund Clarence Stedman. 
There are also autographs of Young Joseph, chief of the Nez Perces 
Indians, Yellow Bull, and other celebrities who were noted in 
Washington diplomatic circles about the time Mr. Boner lived and 
wrought there. 

These books are certainly a valuable, and highly appreciated 
addition to our College Library. The case in which they have 

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been placed is labelled The John Boner Library; and the books, 
warm personal friends of our gifted townsman, will speak in the years 
to come, of his genius, and his faithful devotion to his native place. 
His position as a poet in the circles of literature was more pronounc- 
ed in the world at large than just here in Salem. But his native 
place is proud of her son and will honor his name more and more 
as the years go by. 

Among these books we find "a Victorian Autograph," by Ed- 
mund Clarence Stedman of the Century Co., a warm personal 
friend and admirer of Mr. Boner's poetry, "Books of Elizabethian 
Lyics by Felix Schelling, several volumes of the poems of Theodore 
Hill, and Henry Jerome Stockard, both dear friends of Mr. Boner. 
Swinburne's Poems, Abbey's Percivals, James Whitcomb Riley, 
and numbers of others, which our limits will not allow us to mention, 
but all well known and esteemed. Among works of fiction we find "A 
Window in Thrums" by James Barrie, ' 'The Ralstons," by F. Marion 
Crawford, some works of Dicken's, Marion Harland, Charles Egbert 
Craddock, then too "Cameos" from Ruskin, "Autumn" byThoreau, 
"The Silent South" Geo. W. Cable, " Historic Doubts as to Execu- 
tion of Marshal Ney" by James A. Weston, and many others, 
valuable and interesting, We hope that others who wish their 
books to be taken care of, prized, and placed where they will 
continue to do a good work in years to come, will do as Mrs. Boner 
has so kindly done. 

Our College Library is a fine one: it contains choice, carefully 
selected works of an earlier day, scarcely now to be found any 
where outside our great cities, New York, Philadelphia, or Wash- 
ington. To these have been added, from time to time, standard 
works and new books, worthy of lasting preservation. The Library 
has entered upon a new era. It is rapidly becoming the centre of 
our school work : — and crowds of busy students may be seen there 
whenever it is open, with work-book and pencil, gathering from 
this school house what they need for their varied tasks. We need 
more books, however, and they will be gratefully received and ap- 
preciated from any one who is so inclined. 

4060 The Acadimy. 

Alumnae Memorial Hell. 

One of the points of interest about the school during the sum- 
mer and after the beginning of school was the Alumnae Memorial 
Hall. The revised plans were received and work was begun. The 
great foundations for the walls were laid, and undoubtedly they will 
bear the walls for many generations. Then the walls began to rise 
and at the time we print this number of^our paper have attained a 
height equal to the top of the roof of the?Principal's House. The 
outer walls are pressed brick, and present a handsome appearance. 
It is our hope that it can be placed under roof before the cold winter 
weather is upon us. 

As may be imagined the call for money is now very frequent 
and for larger sums. Hence there has been more than usual activi- 
ty in connection with the efforts to secure funds. In July a lawn 
party was held on the Academy Campus, at which about $30 were 
realized. At the beginning of school another programme was pre- 
pared, in which the " Lion" and the " Goose" figured prominent- 
ly, and gave much pleasure to the little folks, and the lion gave some 
interest to older friends as well, who discovered that their skill in 
throwing was not as great as it possibly had been in earlier days, 
$80 were realized. 

Then too members of the class of '04 sold refreshments in Oct. 
and nearly 850 were secured by this effort. 

In addition to these efforts work is being done to secure funds 
for the memorial columns, for the memorial steps, and for the 
memorial doors and stairways, these latter being under the care of 
the several classes. 

But the chief financial event was the payment of the Mrs. L. M. 
Fries memorial money into the treasury ot the building fund. This 
is indeed a libral gift and perpetuates the memory of a noble Alum- 
nae. Furthermore, it is safe to sav that it was this gift which made 
it possible to continue with the work of construction, hence in a cer- 
tain sense this gift, coming as it did at a critical and important period 
in the history of Alumnae Hall, strengthened all the work which had 
gone before and gave encouragement to all efforts for the future. 
The fund was established by checks as follows : Mrs Mary F. Pat- 
terson, 1571.43 ; Mrs. Carrie F. Shaffner, $571.43 ; Mrs. Emma 

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F. Bahnson, $571.43; Mrs. Lula F. Moore, $571.43; Col. F. H. 
Fries, $571.43 ; Mr. H. E. Fries, $571.43 ; Mr. J. W. Fries, $571.- 
42. Total $4000,00, to establish the Mrs. L. M. Fries scholarship, 
this scholarship will keep one pupil in the school, and is valued at 
$250 per year to the recipient. 

Miss Maria Vogler has actively labored for the funds to be ap- 
plied on Rev. and Mrs. Robt. de Schvveinitz Memorial pillar. There 
have already been acknowledged $47.75 and since then Miss Vogler 
has received gifts as follows : Mrs. Mary Ward, $1.00 ; Mrs. Annie 
Penn, $1.00; Mrs. Dr. Staples, $2.00; Mrs. Dr. J. W. Sherrod, 
$2.00; Mrs. L. L. Staton, $1.00; Mrs. B. H. Bunn, $1.00; Mrs. 
J. P. Arrington, $1.00 ; Mrs. G. C. Battle, $1.00 ; Mrs. Sue M. 
Smith, $1.00 ; Mrs. Virginia Humbert, $1.00 ; Mrs. Dora V. Dunn, 
50 cents ; Mrs. Ida Dargan, $2.00 ; making a total of $62.25. 

Equally active have been the efforts for the Bishop and Mrs. 
Rondthaler column. This work has been under the official care of 
Miss Adelaide Fries. The total amount to date is $186.00, and 
Miss Fries has furnished us with the following list of names as the 
contributors to the fund. 

Miss Adah Allen, Miss Minnie Allen, Mrs. W. W. Barnard, 
Miss Julia Barnard, Miss Florence C. Brooks, Mr. F. F. Bahnson, 
Mr. ^.George Brietz, Miss Ettie Brown. Miss Sarah L. Brown, 
Mrs. J. R. Boyd, Mr. A. H. Belo, Mrs. Justin Bennett, Miss Mat- 
tiella Cocke, Mrs. Eliz. Crump Chesterman, Miss Mary Culpepper^ 
Miss Marvin Cole, Mr. J. Eldridge, Miss Mattie Erwin, Miss 
Adelaide Fries, Mr. Robert Grunert, Mrs. Hattie Gibson, Mrs. 
Chas. H. Gill, Mr. Chas. Hilton, Miss Camille Hunt, Mrs. Nelson 
Henry, Mrs. Harden Harrison, Miss Annie Hill, Mrs. Willis Hall,. 
Mr. Thos. Landquist, Mr. J. D. Laugenour, Mrs. T. F. Malloy, 
Mrs. Edith Moore, Miss Blanche Mims, Miss Eloise McGill, Miss 
Madge R. Milner, Miss Maggie McArthur, Miss Annie McArthur, 
Miss Annie W. Montgomery, Mrs. Ida Mc C. Patterson, Morehead 
and Lucy Lathr;,D Patterson, Miss Bessie Pfohl, Mr. A. H. Patter- 
son, Mrs. Augusta Talcott Parker, in memory of Kitty May Penn, 
Mrs. Chas. Plumly, Mrs. T. Rollins, Mrs. Ramsay, Miss Sadie 
Rollins, Mrs. J. Savier, Miss Annie Sloan, Mrs. W. F. Shaffner, 
Miss Etta Shaffner, Miss L. C. Shaffner, Miss Lizzie Dell Sutton, 
Mrs. R. J. Tighe, Mr. Ed. Thompson, Miss Mabel Traxler, Miss. 

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Blanche Thornton, Miss Lottie Thornton, Miss Lillian Thompson, 
Mr. W. Watkins, Mr. B. Wurreschke, Miss Edna A. Watt, Miss 
Annie Walker, Miss Mary Sue Williams. Total $186.00. 

Several classes have decided to take parts of the hall as their 
Memorial. Thus members of the class of 1902 have decided to 
■erect one of the stairways beside the main entrance. For this pur- 
pose the following gifts have been made by members of that class, 
the cost of the stairway to be $250. Lita Young, $5.00 ; Carrie 
Speas, $2.00 ; Mabel Traxler, $5.00; Hattie Palmer Dobson, $10.- 
00; Lura Cherry, $2.00; Mary L. Joyner, $3.50; Cora Lewis, 
$5.00 ; Robbie Mickle, $4.00 ; Vivian Norton, $5.00. Making the 
total of $41.50. 

The St. Cecelia Memorial has had these gifts added : Miss Ella 
Siddall, $5.00; Mrs. Lena Chaffin Gill, $5.00 ; Miss Constance Pfohl, 

In addition to the above, the following gifts have been received: 

Mrs. Doane Herring, $5.00. 

Mrs. Irene Watkins, $10.00. 

Miss Amy Van Vleck for the^Rev. Samuel Kramsh Memorial 
■Step, $8.00. 

Miss Pauline Sessoms, Memorial class '03, $10.00. 

Miss Agnes Belle Goldsly, Memorial class, '04, $5.00. 

All these gifts taken together make the total receipts since mid- 
summer $4,277.30. Add this to the sum already acknowledged and 
the total receipts to date are $14,540.50. Satisfactory as this sum 
is, it will no doubt require an equally large sum before the hall is 
finished in an entirely satisfactorily manner, with seating, heating, 
and grand organ. Still as the hall progresses the separate objects 
will be more readily secured than was the care with the money for 
the first half, when all was faith, nothing visible. 

The expenditures thus far have somewhat exceeded eight thous- 
and dollars. 

The above statement has been made to show to those who are 
interested exactly how the matter stands, and no doubt all will agree 
that it is gratifying and encouraging. * 

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The Civic Club. 

There may be some weakness in what is usually termed self gov- 
ernment, but undoubtfully there is also much good connected with it. 
To secure the good there has been organized a Civic Club, whose 
duty it is to aid in preserving the improvements within the school, 
and to also assist in introducing still further improvements. 

The first subject discussed was the cleanliness of the Campus 
and buildings ; it was agreed that the Club of 80 or 35 members 
would enforce the rule of preventing throwing of trash of any kind in 
yard or on lawn, as well as within buildings. In like manner the 
matter of scribbling or defacing walls or other school property was 
taken up, and a decided stand taken against this abuse. 

Perhaps the most important subject was the library question. 
Under the wise council of these pupils, who know how to gain cer- 
tain ends., the entire library system will be changed, enlarged and 
amplified, and the library this year will become a still more import- 
ant center for study and recreation. The officers and members are: 
President, Mrs. J. H. Clewell. Executive Committee, Cammie 
Lindley, Pearl Carrington, Blanche Nicholson, Barbara Hawkins. 
Miss Sallie Shaffner and Miss Heisler. Other members are Bessie 
'Gold, Mary Liles, Laurie Jones, Joy Kime, Hilda Spruill, Ella 
Lambeth, Sallie Belle Anderson, Opal Brown, Vera Vick, Annie 
Banner, Ruth Handcock, Lucy Brown, Mary Crowell, Ruth Wil- 
lingham, Matilda Parlett, Nelleen Miller, Nancy Merrimon, Fannie 

A very delightful reception was tendered Dr. and Mrs. Rond- 
thalf.r on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of Bishop Rond- 
thaler's pastorate in Salem congregation. The reception was 
held in the Home church and chapel. It is probable that 500 mem- 
bers of the congregation were present and greeted the happy pastor 
and his wife. There was music by the church band, by male and 
female voices, and also instrumental music. Refreshments were 
served in the vestry, and about half past nine o'clock all gathered 
in the church and addresses were made by ministers and laymen, 
and letters were read from Bishops and ministers from Pennsylvania, 
all congratulating the Bishop on the long and very blessed pastor- 
ate. The decorations were beautiful, and the social spirit abroad 
among members .and friends was unusually fine. 

4064 The Academy 



Ail communications for this Department should be addressed to The Academy, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. Teachers, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters- 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when the letters relate to matters of interest to our 

Many of our readers will recognize the hearty enthusiasm in the 
following brief communication, even before reading the signature: 

"The address is all right — as you have it. Am sorry to' have 
troubled you, but I get hungry for Salem news. Mr. Bennett 
laughs and tell me I will re-enter Salem when Jean, (our little 
daughter) starts to college. With kindest regards for every one in 
the dear old college, and love for Mrs. Clewell and yourself, I am, 


Myrtle Holt Bennett. 

Oak Ridge, N. C. 

A private letter to Mr. Pfohl has been handed to us, and we 
feel sure that the writer will pardon us if we take the liberty of print- 
ing a portion of the communication : 

" You cannot imagine how glad I was to get your postal. If 
you Salem people knew how much pleasure your letters really do 
give me, you would surely write more frequently. As you will 
not I am just as thankful for the small favors. ' ' After discussing 
very graphically the experiences in her new vocation in the school 
room, the writer continues. 

' ' What do you think of the two marriages in our class ? I hope 
they both will be just as happy as the day is long, but I can truthfully 
say I prefer single blessedness. I enjoy life too much as a girl. 
How do you like the new girls in the school? Don't you miss those 
old girls of the 1904 class? Just say you miss them terribly ! It is so- 
nice to be missed, especially when you wish to be back so much. 
Will you give my love to Bishop Rondthaler,. Miss Lehman and Dr. 
Clewell, when you see them. I am, 

Your sincere friend, 

Mary Culpepper. 

Elizabeth City, N. C. 

Lita Young attended her sister's wedding at Galloway, Ark.,, 
winch event was a brilliant and happy occasion,, and then joined her 

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brother at Silver City, New Mexico. From that point she writes as 
•follows : 

' ' Doubtless you are wondering what I am doing away out here 
but I can soon tell you. You know my brother has been ill since 
the winter and has been in Silver City. As soon as sister's wedding 
was over I came out to him. How often I think of Salem and my 
dear friends there. The place and all the surroundings are dear to 
me. I would love to slip in and surprise you all this afternoon. 
My love to dear Mrs. Clewell please. I do trust that her health is 
much improved, and that she is her dear self once more. Please 
place five dollars with the treasurer for our class memorial. Tell 
Miss Kilbuck to hurry and get to work on our class memorial. I'll 
help all I can. It must be attended to. I am going to send you 
a clipping from one of the papers containing an account of sister's--, 
beautiful wedding. She has just returned from such a lovely trip. 
You know she will live in Little Rock. 


Lita Young. 

Silver City, New Mexico. 

Our Alumnae will read with interest the clear and enthusiastic let- 
ter which follows, since it shows how the association at Bethania 
has never allowed its zeal to grow less. 

" Enclosed please find check for $32.60 from our Alumnae As- 
sociation. I think we have now sent in about $118. We hope to 
make it $125. That has been the aim of our work. Miss Kate 
Jones, our enthusiastic President, has never allowed our interest to 
flag. We now number twenty-five members and have founded a 
branch organization at Rural Hall, for the benefit of the Alumnae of 
Salem Academy and College residing in and near that place, and 
who do not always find it convenient to attend our meetings at 
Bethania. Each member pays an annual fee of fifty cents. By 
means of concerts, plays and the like we get in a nice little outside 
sum from time to time. Ten dollars was the result of a musicale held 
at Rural Hall last October and a play given at the same place in 
April, and repeated in Bethania two weeks later, proved successful, 
adding twenty-five dollars to our treasury, We hope that it is 
understood by authorities of Salem Academy and College that it is 
our desire to erect a suitable memorial, not yet designated, when the 

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sum total is sufficient for something creditable. We want the 
Bethania Association perpetuated in that way. 

Lillian Lehman Strickland. 
Bethania, N. C. 

Many of our readers remember Addie Laciar, and will read 
with pleasure the following lines from this good friend: 

' ' Day after day do I neglect to send my subscription for the 
Academy and yet I do enjoy the paper so much. I am back 
several months, but you know when my subscription expired, so 
you can date the payment from that time. Enclosed find check for 
one dollar for 2 years. Can you furnish me with Prof. Markgrafi's 
address ? I have been wanting it for some time. This past winter has 
been a successful one for me as far as my work is concerned. I have 
some very good voices and I gave a very successful concert in May, 
and I have been re-appointed to my position for the third yeai , so 
you see I am working busily and succesfully. Give my love to Mrs. 
Clewell and Miss Wolle if she is still with you. Kind remem- 
brances for yourself. I am, 


Addie Laciar, 

East Mauch Chunk, Pa. 

Rev. Edward S. Wolle spent a week with his friends in Win- 
ston-Salem, and the number of his friends in our community is very 
great. He brought his mother, Mrs. Augustus Wolle, who will 
spend some time on a visit to Mrs. Clewell. 

The article on " North Carolina Fungi " which appeared in the 
September number of The Academy brought interested and 
interesting responses from various noted scientists of our country 
North and South. Dr. Charles Peck, N. Y. State Botanist has 
kindly sent us the Bulletin of the N. Y. State Museum of the Uni- 
versity of N. Y. , a most interesting publication with colored plates 
of Fungi. Dr. Geo. Atkinson, Professor of Botany at Cornell 
University has sent us several of his valuable works on Fungi, and 
we have been brought in contact with the Cornell Mycological 
Club, as a member, besides other gratifying and helpful communica- 
tions from other sources, our own State University among them. 
There is a sort of free-masonry among all nature lovers, which, like 
an electric current, flashes from mind to mind — a shibboleth 
which makes us all akin. 

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The Dry-Rot Fungus which was destroying the wood-work of 
the Southwest room of the Wachovia Historical Society Building, 
has been identified by Dr. Chas. N. Peck, State Botanist of N. Y. 
as ' ' Merulius lachrymans ' ' the specifie name being given from the 
fact that in its earlier stages, drops of moisture like tears, lachry- 
mose, are found thereon. The fungus while it was very beautiful, 
looking in places like great orange colored plates with a border of 
white kid, did its work pretty thoroughly so that, the remaining 
wood-work had to be torn out and replaced by brick or cement. 
There is no cure for it but dry air ventilation. 

One by one our older Alumnae are drifting away, passing into 
the measureless expanse of eternity. On October 20th, Miss Jane 
E. Welfare, a former teacher of the Academy, well known to 
pupils of 40 years ago, departed this life after a protracted illness. 
She was a faithful, conscientious teacher here for some 1.3 years. 

As her health seemed to fail, she left the Academy in 1862, 
carrying on a private school at her home in town, until declining 
strength closed her career of long and successful teaching of 50 years 
less a few months. We do not find many who keep on at the wear- 
ing, arduous work of a faithful teacher for 50 years, and all honor is 
due to those who have thus continued to labor. 

Her varied talents and accomplishments were all brought into 
active exercise during these long years, and her influence cannot be 
estimated. Eternity alone can show how many lives she thus shaped 
and formulated into active usefulness. She had the rightful concom- 
itants of such a life in " honor, love, obedience, troops of friends," 
though all her family and nearest relatives had preceded her into 
the eternal world. Her age was 75 years. 


Moore— Fov.— On Sept. 7th, Mr. Leonidas f. Moore to Miss Maud 
Foy, of Newborn, N. C. 

Dickson — Philbrick — On Oct. 12th, in Lowell, Mass., Mr. Charles 
E. Dickson to Miss Edytii Philbrick, Class of 1902. 


Wilson— In Raleigh, N. C, <m Sept. 27th, Mrs. MaRY Wilson, 
(Phifer). an old Alumna of the Academy, in the 90th year of a long and 
useful life. 

Garrett — At Ruffin, N. C., on Oct. 16th, Mrs. Garrett, (better 
known here as Maggie B >rum) wife of Rev. J. A Garrett. 

Welfare— In Salem, N. C on October 20th, Miss Jane E. Welfare, 
aged 75 years. 

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FOUNDED 1-794 


FALL TERM will open in its commodious and splendid new school building 
constructed according to best ideas of lighting, heating and ventilation ; 
thoroughly equipped in all its departments ; regular gymnasium practice. 
Graduates from Classical Course enter State University without examination, 
Situations easily secured by those completing course in Commercial Arithmetic. 
Book-keeping, Phonography, and Type-Writing. Special courses in Music and 
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JAS. F. BROWER, A. M., Head Master. 



Moravian Boarding School for Boys. 

FOUNDED 1785. 

Beautiful location and exceptionally healthful climate. Military organization combined 
with home-care for the individual scholar. Besides the regular Academic Course of Study 
and music, the preparation for College or for the technical Schools may be undertaken. 

Terms $330 per annum. The Easter Session begins January 10th, 1893. 

Rev. S.J. BLUM, Principal. 














M eely & 




N. C. 



Vol. 28. Winston-Salem, N. C, November, 1904. No. 241. 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to THt Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


The social feature of the month has been pleasing, and added 
much to the enjoyment of the weeks as they passed. These social 
features do not in any way interfere with the work of the pupils, 
nor do they involve any large expense. But they do tend to bind 
the school together in a pleasing and happy manner. They are in 
the school life what the mortar is to the brick in the wall. We 
think the picture is sufficiently bright to justify a special article, 
hence we have made this feature a part of the reading matter of 
this month's Academy. 

Notice has been sent to all or nearly all of our patrons indicat- 
ing what is the so-called ' ' box rule. ' ' At the same time it may 
have not reached one or another of our patrons, hence we will again 
repeat that during the school-year no boxes are admitted, neither 
on birthdays nor at Thanksgiving, nor on any other occasion ex- 
cept Christmas. Should a patron wish a birthday signalized the 
Principal or the room teacher will be glad to receive the wishes 
of the patrons and to carry them out. But the box rule we request 
patrons to help us observe, as it certainly conserves the best inter- 
ests of the pupils. 

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The time has now arrived when the question of the Christmas 
recess is in the minds of patrons and pupils, and when many ques- 
tions are sent to us in regard to the same. Hence to supply the 
information which is desired we will give the following in regard to 
the Christmas holidays. It is not the desire of the school to inter- 
fere with a visit home on the part of any whose parents desire to 
arrange for a return to the home roof. This is manifestly a pleas- 
ure which is too sacred to in any way interfere with. On the other 
hand, there are many pupils whose homes are at such a distance 
that it is impossible to make the trip. Others desire to spend a 
Christmas in Salem to receive the impressions of the beautiful ser- 
vices in the Moravian church, to enjoy the decorations, and also to 
learn what are the pleasures in the school itself at Christmas. And 
it is well worth the sacrifice which is necessary to remain away 
from home, for the beauty and solemnity of the church services are 
such as to make a life impression, and, in many instances, a new and 
solemn reverence for the season is born within the heart and mind. 
Then, too, within the school a Christmas is a season never to be 
forgotten. The decorations are elaborate, the great boxes from 
home are filled with Christmas cheer, and, altogether, it is a most 
unique experience. Usually there are at least half the scholars 
with us, and we desire to say to scholars who wish to remain, and 
to parents who find that distance or other causes make it desirable 
to have them remain, we will make Christmas all that it should be 
for those who are with us. And we may add in a whisper that in 
the matter of studies it is much safer to have pupils remain in the 
College, since the home celebrations often cause such a strain on 
physical system that a month or more is required to nurse the colds 
and other results of the manner in which the pupils celebrated. 
However, The Academy does not desire to pose as an adviser, 
but only to say that we will try to make it just as happy as we can 
for all who remain with us. 

There has been some delay in connection with the reports. 
All have now been sent out, and in the future we hope to place 
the papers in the hands of the patrons more promptly. Specia 
care is being used in the grading. Many pupils who found it dim - 

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cult to follow the full course have become specials. The require- 
ments are far higher than was the case a few years ago, and still k 
is better to try to influence pupils to take the full course rather than 
to deviate from the same. The Principal will be pleased to commu- 
nicate with parents at any time in regard to the work and progress 
of their daughters. 

We are particularly pleased with the spirit that is abroad among 
the pupils and faculty this year. It is seldom that a more kindly 
feeling can be found any where. There is nothing which is more 
objectionable to both school and patrons that the presence of a 
spirit which apes after the somewhat more rough and crude life in a 
college for young men. If we can credit the newspaper reports 
which come to us at times this" spirit is sometimes found in colleges 
for young women. We are glad to say that not a vestige of that 
spirit is to be found in our college this year, and we believe there is 
an honest effort to cultivate the beautiful christian graces which are 
after all the glory of a woman. With homes presided over by 
women who have these graces deeply rooted in the character there 
will be happiness and joy all through life. Salem now stands for 
the highest in the character of young "women, as it has always stood 
in the past. And planted firmly on this ground there will no doubt 
always be call for the increasing room which is from year to year 
being provided in Salem Academy and College. 

The disaster which befell our community some weeks ago was 
indeed painful and even appalling. The great cemented wall of the 
Winston reservoir was hurled to the ground by the nearly one mir- 
lion gallons of water in it, and this mass of water rushed down the 
adjoining valley as a solid wall, carrying with it death and destruc- 
tion. This was in the early dawn, before the people were stirring, 
and hence there were nine persons borne down to death almost in a 
moment, probably without realizing what was the real cause of the 
calamitv. A number of others were hurt, and the track of the 
water presented a scene of destruction which it is impossible to 
imagine. It had to be looked upon to be realized. Not only were 

4072 The Academy. 

houses and trees swept away, but even the soil was carried off, 
leaving only the hard red clay where a few moments before were 
homes, yards and gardens. To look upon the huge blocks of ma- 
sonry, as large as an ordinary room, and to see how they had been 
tossed and tumbled as if they had been only small blocks of wood, 
gave an impression of the power of water which could with difficulty 
be otherwise imagined. The city authorities gave prompt and full 
care and remuneration to all the sufferers, burying the dead, caring 
for the wounded and paying in full for the financial losses sustained. 

The two months dry season was broken end of October by the 
fall of an inch of rain. This was more than welcome. The Presi- 
dent of the State Board of Health issued a circular stating that in 
various parts of the State the health of communities has been mate- 
rially effected. Our own communities were not among the number, 
but all of us were glad to see the descending rains and to note the 
arrival of the white frosts which covered meadows and hillsides with 
their mantle of white. 

Miss Lehman's article on the "Fungi of North Carolina" 
continues to call out favorable comment in scientific circles. She 
states that a few days ago she found a pretty specimen of a fungus, 
entitled Hydonem Caput Medzisa, which sometimes grows to con- 
siderable proportions, and, with its long, hair-like spines, has given 
rise to ghost stories, as it depends from some tall oak tree in the 

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Social Life in October. 

The month of October was a somewhat unusual month in con- 
nection with our social life. It so happened that several receptions 
were planned among the students themselves. Then there were 
two concerts in the Star Course, the Founder's Day picnic was 
scheduled and came off with fine weather to accompany it, and thus 
every few days during the month there was something out of the 
ordinary run of school life. 

One of the very enjoyable occasions was the reception given to 
the Euterpeans by the members of the Hesperian Society. The 
reception was in the form of a Japanese party. For days before 
the happy evening busy hands fashioned foreign costumes, and when 
the hour arrived it was difficult to tell whether the school was in 
North Carolina or in Japan. The chapel had been transformed into 
a bower of beauty, with Japanese lanterns, bright fall leaves and 
brilliantly colored bunting. Instead of chairs there were rugs and 
cushions on the floor, a la Japan, and when the hundred or more 
hostesses and guests where seated on these foreign "chairs," the 
scene was most beautiful. There was bright and animated conver- 
sation, there was an attempt to take a picture of the corr.piny by 
means of a flash light, there were recitations and music, and there 
were elegant refreshments, which, of course, included real Japanese 
tea, in dainty Japanese cups. The evening passed off in a most 
happy and successful manner, and all who planned the occasion 
deserve the most hearty congratulations. 

The Hallowe'en Party was in the same pleasant line of social 
entertainment. This was in the hands of a number of the members 
of the Faculty, assisted by some of the students. The decorations 
.were, of course, suitable to the occasion. Th^-re were pumpkins, 
with glaring eyes, horrible, fiery mouths, and noses just as terrible. 
There were subdued lights, half- hidden bowers, strings of apples, as 
well as plates with the never-to-be-forgotten ring and flour, and 
then we must not forget the place where the future husband could 
be seen, where the reading of the palm of the hand would reveal 
future things, and where the fortune could be told in other ways. 
The evening was ushered in by the terrible ghost- walk, and the 
concert by these same ghosts, a score in number, led in all their 

4074 The Academy 

numbers by the witches with the peaked caps and other appropriate 
adornments. The music was weird and fascinating, especially note- 
worthy was the selection " Romeo and Juliet," and the several 
choruses and instrumental selections. The flute number was also 
remarkable, in that the performer was present, made the motions of 
the player, made not a sound, and yet by some ghost power the 
.flute solo was heard distinctly by all. After a time the lights were 
turned on and witches and ghosts were generous enough to draw- 
aside their veils, revealing at times striking personalities, not usually 
associated in the mind with ghost performances. And then another 
part of the programme was entered upon. This was the serving of 
Jiot fried oysters, ice cream and cake, salted peanuts and other 
tempting articles. These were sold for a moderate sum, and the 
•proceeds were set aside for the new hall. The evening was a suc- 
cess in every way, and aside from the enjoyments of the programme 
which, by the way, was as good as a first-class concert, there was 
realized the snug sum of $•">(). 00. 

The Star Course consisted of two concerts. The first was 
given by the world-famous pianist, Madam Julia Rive-King, assisted 
by Miss Garrison, of our Elocution Department. This concert and 
the one which followed will be described by a member of our Music 
Department, but we will here say two things : the first is that it is 
not only a great pleasure to hear a world-famous artist like Madam 
Rive-King, but it is also an education which no one should neglect. 
And the second thing which we will remark is that Miss Garrison 
divided the honors with this great artist with whom she appeared. 
The audience heartily applauded each performer as they appeared, 
and they called for encores, which were generously and freely given. 
The evening was one of rare pleasure and profit, and we all felt 
huppy t<> have in our midst the distinguished visitor and also to 
know that in our Faculty we have one who is so evidently intended 
to be a professional favorite. 

The second concert in the Star Course was by the Schubert 
.String Quartette. They were with us last year, and the impression 
made at that time was so pleasing that their second appearance was 
looked forward to with great pleasure. Their work will be des- 
cribed by another, as we have already stated. But we wish here, to 
.remark that the. gentlemen made many friends by the cordial man- 

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net" in which they entered into our school and church life. As they 
remained over Sunday with us they came to our Vesper service, 
and gave us a beautiful instrumental selection as a part of our wor- 
ship. After having taken tea with us the gentlemen repaired to the 
Home church and took part in the evening service, the selections of 
sacred music being very beautiful, and calling for the appreciation 
of the congregation. 

We may say in this connection that the three remaining attrac- 
tions are of the same high order, among them being a lecture by the 
famous author of " Wild Animals I Have Known," by Ernest Seton- 
Thompson. In this respect we all owe much to Prof. Shirley and 
his able assistants in the arrangement of the Star Course, and we 
feel that our patrons will all recognize the educating influence of the 
opportunity which their daughters have of hearing these distin- 
guished artists. 

Before closing this article we must not omit the Founder's 
Day Picnic. Several days before the event the clouds began to 
threaten rain. Even on the morning of the day itself light showers 
promised to mar the pleasure. But in faith the preparations went 
on. The great boxes were packed. The immense coffee kettle 
was loaded. The cars drew up in line before the school buildings, 
and about ten o'clock the happy company left the college, cheering 
and radiant in their expected pleasures. The sun was struggling 
to dispel the clouds. The air was mild and comfortable, and when 
the park was reached all declared that it was an ideal day for the 

Those who have been with us on similar occasions, but who 
are now in their own homes, perhaps a thousand miles away, as 
they read these lines will have no difficulty in seeing us, as we passed 
through the successive experiences of the day. Of course, one of 
the first things was to start the large fire, and prepare the cauldron 
of coffee. This Mr. Pfohl did to perfection, and all declared that 
they had never tasted such coffee. Mr. Sigg, the genial manager 
of the Electric Light Company, "comes out strong" on such an 
occasion, to quote from Mark Tapley. He opened the bowling 
alley and gave free use to all. And all day long the balls were 
kept busy. If Rip Van Winkle had been sleeping near he would 
certainly have been wakened, so persistent was the rumble of the 

4076 The Academy. 

balls. Then there was the box ball alley. That was equally busy. 
We will not begin to enumerate all that was done that day. There 
were walking parties to Flat Rock and to the lake, with side excur- 
sions to the persimmon trees. There were excursions into the for- 
est to select the most beautifully tinted leaves to decorate the study 
parlors. There was the ride around the miniature railway, through 
the "cave of horrors," with the witch, the dragon, the monster 
serpent and the lion. These and many other pleasures were free to 
all. But, stop ! We must not omit one part of the programme. 
That was the dinner. No meal tastes like the dinner on the Foun- 
der's Day picnic. The sandwiches, the crackers, the eggs and the 
doughnuts, the fruits and the pickles, the sugar cake and the coffee, 
why, it makes one hungry now to think of how it did taste. But 
all things have an end, and so did this day have an end. The end 
however was not when the cars arrived at the door of Main Hall 
and unloaded their precious freight of happy school girls. For im- 
mediately they were ushered into the dining-room where steaming 
tureens of oyster soup awaited them, and the manner in which they 
did justice to this meal would seem to show that there had been no 
meal at the park. Then there was an intermission of an hour or 
two, when the bell sounded, and all repaired to the chapel, where 
Mr. Sigg, the great friend of our young people, with Mrs. Sigg, 
awaited the happy and jolly company. He had his machinery in 
place to show "moving pictures." These were enjoyed to the 
utmost. There was the famous scene, "the train robbery," "the 
Frenchman and the marriage advertisement," which were the favor- 
ites, and the great scene, "climbing Mt. Blanc," was wonderfully 
realistic. A number of others were shown, and, after three hearty 
rounds of applause for Mr. Sigg and for Mrs. Sigg, who was this 
evening our guest, the company separated, somewhat tired from the 
exertions of the day but at the same time very happy. 

We feel sure that the foregoing sketch will convince even the 
casual reader that side by side with recitations and examinations 
and work in many other directions there has been also quite a full 
programme of social enjoyments. 

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Vesper services were held this month for the first time this 
term. On the first occasion the general printed service was used, 
and Bishop Rondthaler made an opening address. As is noted 
elsewhere, the Schubert String Quartette gave a selection for this 
occasion. The second Vesper service was in the hands of the Sen- 
iors, and the same general service was used. The special pro- 
gramme was prepared with great care, and rendered very success- 
fully. The first number was a vocal selection by Miss Pearl Car- 
rington. Miss Garrison followed with a reading, beautifully 
suited to the occasion. Bishop Rondthaler delivered the address 
in his usual hearty and acceptable manner, and the -special pro- 
gramme was closed with a sextette by members of the Senior Class. 
We were pleased to hear a number of expressions of pleasure that 
the meetings were again resumed. 

News has reached us of the death of the Rev. E. P. Greider, 
at his recent home in Lebanon, Pa. Mr. Greider was the grand- 
father of Misses Mary, Emma, Hattie and Ruth Greider, and 
was for a number of years a very successful and prominent minister 
in this Province. He was a member of the Provincial Elders' Con- 
ference and a Trustee of our College. His recent years have been 
spent in quiet retirement in Pennsylvania, where he breathed his 
last, respected, esteemed and beloved by all. His life was a splen- 
did type of the true Christian, and his having lived made the world 

Mr. C. B. Pfohl spent some weeks in Eastern and Central Ten- 
nessse and Western North Carolina, calling on old friends and mak- 
ing- new ones. 

The death of Miss Jant^ Welfare removed from our midst 
one whose life had been intimately identified with the teaching pro- 
fession. She was for a number of years identified with our College, 
and later very successfully conducted a private school of her own at 
her late residence. Those who pass up Main Street will often turn 

4078 The Academy 

to the window where she was accustomed to be seen and instinct- 
ively expect to see her familiar face. Her life was a noble one, and 
she always commanded the warmest friendship on the part of the 
large circle of acquaintances. 

There is a movement on foot to improve and beautify the 
Salem Square. The work is a most deserving one, for it is probable 
that no spot in the two towns is so universally selected as the ob- 
jective point of a walk or a drive as is "the square." Hence for 
the sake of the general public, as well as for the sake of the church 
and school we hope that the effort will be crowned with abundant 

The morning after the election there was an unusually marked 
■degree of excitement among the pupils just after breakfast. But as 
the day wore away it seemed that what was was so decidedly fixed 
and settled that the interest soon abated. There is not as much 
talk in connection with a "landslide" as there is when the result 
hangs in doubt for a time. Of course, all were happy over the 
great success of our townsman who will soon enter the Governor's 

The first snow df the season fell on Nov. 13. Some of the 
members of our Faculty who come to us from the North are begin- 
ning to seriously ask ''where is the famous sunny South?" 

The festival of the 13th of November was celebrated with a 
specially arranged series of services. A large number of the pupils 
attended both lovefeast and communion. 

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All communications for this Department should he addressed to The Academy, Winston- 
Salem, N. C Teachers, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when the letters relate to matters of interest to our 

Our two letters this month were handed to us by Miss Maria 
Vogler, who is at present successfully gathering together the funds 
for the Robert de Schweinitz memorial pillar. This effort car- 
ries with it a considerable amount of work, but there is a great pleas- 
ure in thus performing a labor of love to perpetuate the memory of 
one who is held in loving esteem by so many. We will remark just 
here that as you read the following letters you will do well to follow 
the example of these two friends and send Miss Vogler a generous 
gift for her cause. The first letter is as follows : 

• ' My much beloved teacher : 

Thank you so much for remembering me, and allowing me the 
honored privilege of adding my small contribution to erect a memo- 
rial to our beloved Principal, Rev. R. de Schweinitz. Would 
that my contribution was in keeping with my love andreverenqe for 
his dear memory, and not such a trifle as I send. 

' ' It has been the desire of my married life and motherhood to 
send one of my girls to dear old Salem. Several reverses in busi- 
ness have made it so that we could not do so, and now my baby is 
sixteen and still no prospect of a Salem year for her. She often 
begs for a story from my Salem life, and when I finish says : ' ' Oh, 
mother, if I could just go there where you were, to the place you 
love so much !' 

"Wishing you all the success possible in your worthy under- 
taking, I am and always will be your loving pupil of the ' sixties. ' 

"Mrs. J. T. Walton, 

Morganton, NV C. (" Maggie McDowell)". 

" My dear Friend : 

"How gladly do I send a small remembrance to help erect the 
column in memory of dear Rev. de Schweinitz. And after the 
hall is finished I hope some day to visit dear old Salem, and not 

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only see that but all the other places that were in times past so 
dear to me. Occasionally I meet some of my Salem classmates, 
and what good times we have talking over our happy school days ! 
Sallie Batchelor Ollinger and I often meet, and we talk of 
nothing but Salem. Sallie has an interesting family, and their 
home-life is a beautiful one. The last time I was at her home she 
was telling me how they had always kept up the Salem custom of 
having their presents arranged on little tables at Christmas, and I 
imagine that every Salem girl does just the same. It was such a 
pretty idea, and made the little gifts seem so much more. 

' ' But I am told were I to visit Salem now that I would hardly 
know it, so many improvements and changes have taken place. I 
don't like to think of the changes, and I always want to think of 
Salem just as it was when I left it. 

' ' Your letter has brought back so many delightful remem- 
brances that I would give anything to see you and have a good 
long talk with you. And how I would enjoy having you make me 
a visit ! We have a great many historical points around Chatta- 
nooga that I think you would be interested in, and if you will come 
I will assure you a warm welcome. 

" With warmest love, ever your friend, 

• ' Elizabeth S. Caldwell, . 

Chattanooga, Tenn. "( Lizzie Gillespie)." 

An esteemed graduate of recent years writes as follows : 

' ' Will you accept my best wishes for a happy and successful 
year ! I have such vivid recollections of my four years at Salem 
that often I have a very selfish longing to be remembered by my old 
time friends there. 

" I hope you have had a very pleasant and restful summer. I 
am just home from a very delightful trip to Saratoga, and I was 
charmed with its beauty, water and gaiety. We spent one day- 
sailing on Lake George. The scenery is entrancing. I think if 
vou are familiar with it von will quite agree with me that it almost 
equals the Swiss lakes in beauty. 

"Forgive me for talking so much of what fir been doing. 
The real object of this letter is to find what you have been doing. 
I cauu t hope to have you write at length, so I am enclosing my 

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Academy subscription, and through it I shall keep well posted as 
to what you are doing from month to month. With kind remem- 
brances to Mrs. Clewell and yourself, I am, 
' ' Very sincerely, yours, 

" Pauline Sessoms. " 
Way cross, Ga. 

Th<? Star Course, igo4-'g5. 


This year's Star Course had a brilliant opening on the evening 
of October 2Sth, with Mine. Julie Rive-King, of New York, as 
pianist, and our own Miss Garrison as reader. 

Mme. Rive-King is a great artist, and her hearers were enthu- 
siastic from the beginning to the close of a long programme. While 
each number was perfection in its way we must mention her own 
" Bubbling Spring, " which had to be repeated, her exquisite Chopin 
playing and her magnificent rendition of the Bach-Liszt ' ' Fantaisie 
and Fugue in G major." 

Miss Rillie Eddy Garrison, of Boston, who took charge of 
our Elocution Department in September, made her first public ap- 
pearance and made a fine impression. Miss Garrison is possessed 
of an attractive personality, and had chosen wisely the selections 
she gave. Her own cutting of Longfellow's "Evangeline" was 
excellently given, and the lighter numbers were charmingly done. 
Miss Garrison has made many friends who will be interested to 
hear her again. 

The Schubert String Quartet, of Boston, presented the concert 
for the November number in the course. These young men are 
doing a good work fn giving concerts of a special educational value 
for schools and colleges. Their work last year was much enjoyed 
here, and this year they were received as old friends. They gave a 
most interesting programme, and their playing was worthy of much 
praise. They are devoted to their work and strengthened the very 
favorable impression which they made last year. Their playing in 
the Home Church service on Sunday night was delightful and much 

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In January Miss Mary Howe, the young American soprano, 
who has been winning- golden opinions abroad in opera, will give 
us a song recital, and in April Ernest Seton-Thotnpson, the author 
of "Wild Animals I Have Known," will- bring the course to a 
close with a lecture. 

A communication received from Mrs. James A. Gray gives us 
the information of the decease of one of our esteemed Alumnae, Mrs. 
Susan J. Picher, nee Sue Brummell Jones. The paper says 
among other things: "The death of Mrs. Picher removes from 
the community one of its most benevolent church and charity work- 
ers. She was invariably engaged in humanitarian pursuits, For 
the past thirty years she has resided in Joplin, and hundreds of per- 
sons will have cause to connect her memory with the good deeds 
she has done." Mrs. Picher was a student in the Academy in 
1863 or '64, and Mrs. Gray has expressed the hope that this an- 
nouncement may be read by a number of her friends who would 
not otherwise learn of her death. 

Alumnae Memorial Hall has been pushed forward very rapidly, 
and has now reached the top of the main auditorium. This places 
the brick work in a position to receive the trusses : this heavy tim- 
ber work will now be pushed forward as rapidly as possible, and if 
the weather permits, and the brick can be furnished the upper story, 
in which will be. located the musical conservatory, will also be fin- 
ished. The brick work now towers above the roof of the Principal's 
house, and appears to rise almost as high as the roof of the church. 
When finished it will certainly be a monumental structure. 

Terrible as was the calamity of the bursting of the Winston. 
reservoir, it is interesting to note how news will increase as it trav- 
els. We noted in some of the papers in distant States that the 
business portion of the town was threatened with destruction. Only 
to-day as we were preparing copy for The Academy a letter .was 
handed to us from a friend in Germany, stating that he had noticed 
in a European paper an account of the disaster, in which it was 
stated that twenty-three lives were lost and that the country for 
miles around was flooded ! 

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We recently had a pleasant visit from, Mrs. Lovelace, nee 
Cordie Edge. She was a pupil in 1871, while Rev. Mr. Gru- 
nert was President. Her home is now 105 Whitehall Terrace, 
Atlanta, Ga. 

— A friendly letter from Mr. W. J. Boyd, Washington, D. C 
tells of his pleasure in connection with his studies in George Wash- 
ington University. He states that he from time to time meets with 
graduates of the Academy. Mr. Boyd is soon to receive the degree 
of M. D. , and we wish him success in his chosen profession. It 
will be remembered that Mr. Boyd studied vocal music under Miss. 
Tracy, having successfully completed the entire course. 

The near approach of Christmas suggests the thought that a 
copy of ' ' History of Wachovia in North Carolina ' ' will make a 
suitable present for a friend or relative. The hist6ry of the Mora- 
vian settlement is" given in full, and also that of Salem Academy and 
College. The pictures will recall familiar spots to former pupils, 
and patrons can secure a good description of the environment of 
their daughters while at school. The price of ' ' History of Wacho- 
via " is $2.00, but from the present time to Jan. 1. 1905, the book 
will be sent to any address and with it a subscription to The Acad- 
emy, when the latter desire is made known to us. Address The 
Acadkmv, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Mr. G. R. Shultz has presented to our Library a copy of the 
work entitled ' ' The Red Cross in Peace and War, ' ' by Clara Bar- 
ton. This work of 700 pages, handsomely bound and profusely 
illustrated, contains an account of the organization of the Society, 
and also outlines the work it has done; in this country and in other 
lands. The work is not only inteiesting as an attractive work for 
the general reader, but it certainly tends to stimulate young women 
to emulate this great and noble woman who has done so much for 
the world. We thank Mr. Shultz for his kind thought for our 
library, and we assure him the gift is appreciated. 


Hurrard — Boyd. — On November 9, 1904, in Rei Isv'le, N. C, Mr. 
Samuel Archibald Hubbard to Miss Sallie Richardsox Boyd. 

O'Hanlon — Critz. — On November 23, 1904, in Win>t>j-n, N. C„ Mr. 
Edward Wilkings O'Hanlon to Miss Nancy Critz 


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FALL TERM will open in its commodious and splendid new school biii'dina 
constructed according to best ideas of lighting, heating and ventilation ; 
thoroughly equipped in all its departments ; regular gymnasium practice. 
Graduates from Classical Course enter State University without examination, 
Situations easily secured by those completing course in Commercial Arithmetic. 
Book-keeping, Phonography, and Type-Writing. Special courses in Music and 
Elocution. Home accommodations for boarders. Send for cataloguo. 

J AS. F. BROWER, A. M. Head Master. 



Moravian Boarding School for Boys. 

FOUNDED 1785. 

Beautiful location and exceptionally healthful climate Military organization combined 
with home-care for the individual scholar. Besides the regular Academic Course of Study 
and music, the preparation for College or for the technical Schools may be undertaken. 

Terms $3^0 per annum. The Easter Session begins January 10th, 1893. 

Rev. S.J. BLUM, Principal. 














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N. C. 


Vol. 28. Winston-Salem, N. C, December, 1904. No. 242. 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postofnce at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Puhlished each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to Thi- Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


— Recitations close Wednesday, Dec. 21, and are resumed on 
Tuesday, fan. 3d, J 905, 8:45 a. m. 

— A Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to all our 
readers. In the words of Tiny Tim, " God bless us all !" 

— The life within the School has clearly indicated the near 
approach of Christmas. Though the class room work has been 
uninterrupted the unusual activity shows the sure approach of the 
happy holiday season. 

— The prospective radical improvements of the Salem Square 
will be most welcome to the multitude of those who love this beau- 
tiful spot. 

— Work on the Hall has been delayed because of the needed 
iron for the purpose of binding together the heavy timbers. This 
iron is being prepared in Philadelphia, Penna. 

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— As we draw near to the close of the first term of the school- 
year we have much to be thankful for, and with the bright sun- 
shine there is not too much shadow. In the material world we note 
the pleasant impression made on all who live within the school by 
the work done upon campus and buildings. Then, too, Memorial 
Hall has been built up to a point which shows its splendid propor- 
tions. The numbers 'are gratifying, having almost or quite reached 
the 400 mark. The Day Department has never done better work, 
and the Boarding Department covers a wider range of successful 
activity than for a number of years past. Finally, the spiritual life 
is deep and earnest, and so we can close the good old year with 
thankful hearts and with happy anticipations for the New Year. 

— We give elsewhere an account of the interment of the remains 
of the late John Henry Boner in the Moravian graveyard. Mr. 
Boner is easily the leading poet of our State, and perhaps his most 
tender lines are those concerning the Home Church and the dark 
cedars in avenue and graveyard. When our former pupils write so 
lovingly of school home, of church and avenue, it is the same spirit 
which filled the mind of the sweet singer ; and when these same 
former pupils express the loving desire to make a pilgrimage to 
Salem after an absence of ten, twenty, perhaps forty years, it is the 
same spirit which caused the poet to pen these lines : 

" Where'er it be my fate to die, 
Beneath those trees, in whose dark shade 
The first loved of my life are laid, 
I want to lie. ' ' 

After falling asleep in a distant home and after having rested in 
a distant grave the body of the sweet singer has reached home, and 
as our readers peruse these lines they can think of Salem's gifted 
poet as resting peacefully beneath the drooping boughs of the giant 
cedars. Whether the dark firs are kissed by the summer's sun or 
ladened with the pure snow about which he wrote so beautifully, he 
will rest on and on undisturbed till the last great day of resurrection. 

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All communications for this Department should he addressed to Thk Acadkmv, Vv'i.iston- 
Salem, N C Teachers, as well us friends residing in the towns are invited to send us 1 tiers 
frum L.rmer pupils, or from other friends, when thr letters relate to matters of inter st to our 

— Our first letter is from a friend of recent years, but is rilled 
with the same kindly spirit which appears in the letters of our 
friends of earlier times : 

"Am enclosing to you $1.00 with which I wish to pay my 
subscription to The Academy. Please pardon the delay but, as 
you know, some of the things we wish to do and should do are 
the last we accomplish. The paper gives me a great deal of pleas- 
ure and I look forward to its coming with a great deal of interest, 
because of the news it gives me of the school and the dear ones I 
still know there. I fee! as if I had just had a glimpse of old times. 
I am at home after a most enjoyable three weeks in New York. 
While there I saw the Sloan girls, and we had such pleasant times 
talking over school news and the days when we were with you all. 
While it is very hard to think of the place except as we left it, I am 
glad to know of the changes that are beiny made, such improve- 
ments as I am sure they are. 1 hope that your dear ones are well. 
Give my love to Mrs. Clewell. With best wishes for you and all 
the school, I am, sincerely, 

' ■ Hannah Dewey. ' ' 

Goldsboro, N. C. 

— The following hearty lines come to us from a patron, and we 
will not add the signature, since the letter is a private one : 

1 ' My daughter seemed to enjoy herself on the occasion of hex" 
recent visit home. Salem Academy and College just grows on her. 
She says it is the one place on earth for a solid education. I cer- 
tainly had difficulty till her interest was aroused, but I knew she 
would be all right as soon as she was over her homesickness. 

"With best wishes I am respectfully yours, 

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— The following friendly letter from a business man of Atlanta, 
also a private communication, will no doubt be read with interest. 
He was passing through our section, visited the school and later 
sent the following communication to our office : 

" Ever since I visited you last it has been my intention to write 
and tell you how much I was impressed by the educational atmos- 
phere of your institution. The highest compliment that I can pay 
is to say that had I a daughter that I wished to send away to school 
I would select yours in preference to any that I have visited. It 
seems to me that the practical Christian atmosphere that surrounds 
the girls must have its influence on them throughout life. I read 
with the deepest interest every word in the little booklets that you 
gave me and then sent one to my family in order that they might 
become acquainted with old Salem. With kind regards, I am, very 
cordially, ' ' . ' ' 

— A few lines from an esteemed former friend tells us of a sor- 
row which has visited their home : 

''You will find enclosed a subscription for The Academy. 
Please pardon the delay. 

" My father was paralyzed the 21st of July, and has only par- 
tially recovered, though we feel very encouraged over his condition 
now. Will you please give my love to Mrs. Clewell and Miss 
Lehman. With kind remembrances for yourself and Mr. Pfohl, 
I am, sincerely, Marvin Cole." 

Hillsboro, N. C. 

— Miss Maria Vogler has handed us several leiters received 
by her in connection with the work of raising the funds for the 
Robert de Schweinitz Memorial. 

' ' Your unexpected but welcome letter came while I was away 
from home on a long visit to my daughter. I intended answering 
when I came home, but have been ill, and so put it off till I am 
almost ashamed to write. Still I will do so, sending my mite in 
loving remembrance of one who was almost a father to me while in 
Salem. I have not heard from my old school home for many years, 
but I will always remember with affection the years spent there 

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with my beloved teachers and Principal. My sister Fannie (Mrs. 
James Mcintosh) was at Salem on a visit about twenty-five years 
ayr>, but said she could find no one who remembered " little Sue 
Higgins" of 1855-57. She bought a large doll from Miss Lizzie 
Chitty. I think she would have remembered me if sis:er had 
mentioned my name as I was in hers and Miss Benzien's ro >m. I 
knew that Miss Reichel, Miss Stauber and Miss Schnall were 
dead, but thought some of the other teachers would remem >er me. 

"Thank you for writing to me, Miss Vogler. Your o'.d-time 
pupil will never forgot your kindness to her when you w.-re her 
teacher. Though now 62 years, gray-haired and the mother of four 
children, and with twelve living grand-children, memory still car- 
ries me back to the school of my mother, Elizabeth Caldwell, 
and my two sisters, Charlotte and Fannie Higgins, also of my- 
self, "little" Higgins, as Miss Schnall, Miss Stauber aid Miss 
Reichel used to call me, Wish I could see Salem, even though 
it has changed, and also those of my former teachers who are still 
living. Hope you will be kind enough to let me hear from you 
again. Direct to your old-time pupil and still loving friend, 

"Mrs. Sue M. Smith." 

Cappell's, Newberry Co., S. C. 

" I do hope you have not given up the idea of hearing from 
me, though I know I have given you cause to think so. Many 
things have happened to prevent my replying to your dear, sweet 
letter, and sending you a token of remembrance and love for our 
beloved Rev. Robert de Schweinitz. I often think of my happy 
school-days at Salem, and the fatherly care shown us by Mr. de 
Schweinitz. I always associated him with my own dear father 
who has long since 'passed away. I know very few of my old school 
companions in this section, so many have left us. Mrs. Jennie 
Lamb (Jennie Cotton) is still living in Williamston, N. C. Mi;s. 
Mollie Hyman (Mollie Hilliard) in Rocky Mount. I will for- 
ward your letter to Jennie Lamb. Another former pupil is Mrs. 
Sue Williams (Sue Bryan), Oxford, N. C. Dear Miss Vogler, 
I hope you will succeed in your endeavor, and I think you will, ^as 
so many of his pupils remember him with affection. The Sherrod 
girls are well. They have just returned from the seashore, and, of 

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course, they had a delightful time. I hope to come to Salem next 

summer if I am well enough. Let me hear from you again soon. 

1 ' Your loving and affectionate friend, 

Lou Sherrod (Mayo). 
Hamilton, N. C. 

"Though it has been many years since I was at Salem I am 
still interested in my Alma Mater, and will gladly do what I can to 
further its interests. I am glad of the opportunity of contributing to 
the Robert de Schwelmitz Memorial, though my contribution is 
not as large as I would like to make it. I would like to visit Salem 
and recall my happy school days there. They are days that I like- 
to remember. With very best wishes for you and for S. F. A. , I 
am sincerely your friend and pupil, 

' ' Lucy Barlow. ' ' 

Tarboro, N. C. 

" Your letter received. The very sound of your name reminds 
me of the pleasant past, the happy days spent in S. F. Academy, 
and I am ylad to contribute something for the column to be erected 
in memory of Rev. Robert de Schweinitz, who was Principal 
when I was there. Hope you will be successful in the undertaking. 

Your friend, 
"Mrs. B. R. Bardsdale ( Ella Crawford)." 
Flora, Ala. 

— We sympathize deeply with our esteemed friends Col. and Mrs. 
W. J. Hicks, of Oxford. N. C, in the death of their daughter Julia, 
Mrs. Buffaloe. She was an able worker on the staff of the Orphan $ 
Friend, and gave to the readers of that paper those things which are 
interesting, instructive and uplifting. Her years on earth were not 
many but her life was that of a noble christian woman. She labored 
under many difficulties, but persevered with a fortitude, a calmness 
and thoroughness which showed that her faith was firmly fixed on 
the God she loved and whom she served most fitly in serving his 
little ones. Her aged parents, her only daughter and a large circle 
of relatives and friends have the sympathy of all who know them in 
this their time of sorrow. 

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John Henry Boner. 

Several times during the last year we have had occasion to 
speak of Boner, the poet. Last year we chronicled his death ; this 
year we spoke of the kind gift of Mrs. Boner of a part of his library 
to our own library, and now the last chapter is reached when his 
remains ere laid to rest in the old Salem graveyard. 

Boner was buried a year and more ago in the Congressional 
Cemetery, Washington, D. C. It was his desire in life to rest 
finally in his home town, at is shown by the following lines : 

" Where'er it be my fate to die, 
Beneath those trees, in whose dark shade 
The first loved of my life are laid, 
I want to he." 

An organization was formed comoosed of Dr. Marcus Benjamin 
of the U. S. National Museum ; Edmund Clarence Stedman, the 
poet; William J. Holland, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburg ; Samuel C. 
Lemly, Judge Advocate U. S. Navy ; Bishop Rondthaler, John W. 
Fries, Wm. A. Blair and others. This organization assumed as its 
task the removal of the body to Salem and the placing of a marble 
slab upon the grave. 

On Saturday, December 10th, the remains left Washington, 
under the escort of Dr. Benjamin, arriving in Winston on Sunday 
morning following. On the afternoon of the same day the old bell 
in the steeple rang out a solemn invitation to the community to 
gather for the purpose of paying a last tribute to North Carolina's 
foremost poet. Of this same bell, which has sounded out its notes 
for more than a century, the poet wrote : 

" One simple spire points to the skies 
Above the leafy trees. I hear 
The old Moravian bell ring clear, 

But see no more, — tears fill my eyes." 

The return of the body of this gifted son of the Old North 
State had aroused much interest, and the church was filled, ground 
floor and gallery, with an appreciative and sympathetic company. 
A large number of the pupils of the school were in attendance. 

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Bishop Rondthaler presided, and after stating the object of this 
solemn memorial service he gave the following information regard- 
ing the life of the deceased : 

"John Henry Boner was born in Salem, N. C, in 1845. He 
spent his boyhood and early manhood in his native town, and, after 
receiving an education in the home schools, he became a printer 
and later an editor. He was connected with papers elsewhere, as 
well as in Winston-Salem, among them being Asheville and Raleigh. 
In the latter place he held a number of positions in the service of 
the State. Later he removed to Washington and to New York, 
where he spent the remainder of his life, and wrote the larger num- 
ber of his poems. He was associated with the Government Print- 
ing Office in Washington, and with the Literary Digest and Century 
Dictionary in New York. Two volumes of his poems have been 
published, ' Whispering Pines ' and ' Boner's Lyrics.' Many others 
have appeared in the Century and other magazines. ' ' 

After Bishop Rondthaler had finished his remarks he was fol- 
lowed by Dr. Benjamin, who spoke very feelingly of his departed 
friend. The speaker was a true friend to Boner, in sunshine and 
in shadow, and hence his words were listened to with great interest. 
He spoke of the organization and the personality of the members 
who were bringing the body of the poet to his bovhood's home. 
The great eminence of these men shows how highly Boner was 
esteemed as a man of letters. He spoke of the work and worth of 
the man himself, and then solemnly charged the people of Winston- 
Salem to guard the ashes of this great man and sweet singer, closing 
with these words : 

" Tennyson has written. ' For a poet cannot die,' and so now 
that we have brought him back to you, I beg that you will proudly 
guard the remains, and lovingly cherish the memory of him who 
was ever so loyal to his people and to his State. He is with you 
once more and in his own words I leave him : 

' Back in the Old North State, 

Back to the place of his birth, 
Back through the pines' colonnaded gate 

To tin: dearest spot < n earth.' 

This address was followed by a fe\i earn* st words by Governor- 
elect Glenn, who said that while Boner was esteemed as a great 

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man by the great men of the North, we of this State loved him 
because of his affection for his home land. The four lines read a 
moment ago, said Mr. Glenn, would make me love him, even if I 
knew nothing more concerning him. The speaker went on to 
define true greatness in a man and stated that Boner had these 
elements in his nature. 

Mr. W. A. Blair was called upon to communicate to the 
audience some selections from the poems of the deceased, and pre- 
faced the reading by the statement that could Mr. Boner, in imagi- 
nation, have seen this vast concourse of friends gathered in the 
sanctuary, he would probably never have written the following lines : 

" Where shall my grave be, — will a stone 
Be raised awhile to mark the spot, 
Or will rude strangers caring not, 

Bury a man to them unknown?" 

While Mr. Blair read from one and another of the lyrics the 
audience was deeply impressed, and there were many indications of 
the deep sympathy of former friends and acquaintances. 

When the service in the church was concluded the procession 
moved down the south aisle of the church. The large and splendidly 
trained church band led the procession up Church street, and when 
the remains entered the grand old Cedar Avenue, with the solemn 
music filling the evening air, many recalled the lines Boner had 
written regarding this same spot, as in earlier years he had followed 
the remains of " the first loved of my life " to their place in "God's 
Acre," and which are as follows : 

" Full man)- a peaceful place I've seen, 
But the most restful spot I know 
Is one where thick, dark cedars grow, 

In an old church yard, cool and green. 

The way to the sequestered place 

Is arched with houghs of that sad tree, 
And there the trivial step of glee 

Must sober to a pensive pace." 

The place selected for the resting place of him who has been 
termed the "poet of the Moravian God's Acre," was just within 

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the enclosure, south of the main entrance and immediately under 
the boughs of some of some of the stateliest of the cedars. 

The burial service was read by Dr. Clewell, and the entire 
scene was tender and pathetic. The beautiful floral offering was 
the gift of the men of the U. S. Bureau of Printing, with which 
Boner was connected at the time of his death. The members of 
the press of Winston-Salem were gathered in a body near the open 
grave. A peculiar spirit of sympathy was apparent everywhere. 
When Bishop Rondthaler solemnly announced the words of the 
committal : 

" Now to the earth let these remains 
In hope committed be," 

all heads were bowed, and the flower-bedecked casket was solemnly 
and slowly lowered into the grave as the sweet music floated up- 
ward through the cedars and the twilight deepened on that peaceful 
Sabbath day. 

The poet's life was not without its struggles and trials. In the 
place of his burial all is peaceful. There in that sacred spot his 
remains will rest, just where he had hoped they would lie, and there 
in peace they will remain till the last trump shall sound calling the 
dead to awake to life everlasting. 

Upon the grave will rest a snow white slab, which, perhaps, 
you, dear reader, who may have known him in earlier life, will visit 
when you are again in the sacred enclosure. Upon the stone is the 
simple name, birth and death, with a line of loving tribute from his 
good friend, Edmund Clarence Stedman. The inscription in full is : 

John Henry Boner 

Born in Salem, N. C. 

Jan. 31, 1845 

Died in Washington, D. C. 

Mar. 6, 1903 

That gentlest of minstrels, who caught his 

music from the whispering pines. 

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Clje IBontl) tit tije gcftool. 

— A copy of "History of W; chovia in North Carolina" will 
make a nice Christmas or New Year's gift. Send $2.00 to the 
Academy office and a copy will be mailed to any address. 

— The ease with which railroad travel enables pupils to reach 
their homes makes the number of those returning to the home roof 
very large, but the number remaining within. the School is also very 
large. A number expressed a strong desire to ' ' take in ' ' Christ- 
mas in School and Church, even after railroad tickets had been 

— A very happy day in our school world was December 5th, 
Mrs. Clewell' s anniversary day. The weather was terrible, with 
the cold wind and the downpour of rain it was a regular blue Mon- 
day. Dr. Glewell in chapel announced the names of those who 
received Golden Fours, both in the Day Department and also the 
Boarding Department. This cheered some, but when he announced 
the suspension of recitation for the day, the joy of the company 
was a delightful thing to behold. The day was spent in the School 
as a day of quiet pleasure, and the birthday dinner was, of course, 
greatly enjoyed. Almost all the pupuls and Faculty called at the 
Principal's Home during the day and expressed their good wishes. 
Mrs. Clewell was the recipient of many tokens of affection, from 
pupils, from Faculty and from friends — silverware, glassware, flow- 
ers and many other articles, not only of aesthetic beauty but also of 
practical use and of intrinsic value It was a red letter day in the 
history of the home and it is needless to say that Mrs. Clewell 
was very happy. 

—What a delightful day is Thanksgiving ! It is not only the 
well browned turkey, nor is it only the crisp celery, nor only the 
deep red cranberry sauce and the appetizing mince pie, but over 
and above all is the thought that on this day we lay aside the cares 
of daily life — often self imposed cares, and actually fill the heart and 
mind with thanksgiving to the giver of all good things. Such a day 
was Thanksgiving within the School, a day when the hearts of all 
were filled with joy and gladness. 

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— The decoration for Thanksgiving in the Home church was 
unusually fine this year. It was chaste and modest, but withal 
very beautiful and significant. The blending of the stores from field 
and garden, from tree and vine, with inscriptions in evergreen and 
with the patriotic stars and stripes formed a complete whole which 
gave much pleasure to all who attended the services. Bishop 
Rondthaler preached a strong sermon to a large congregation. 
One of the pleasing features was the presentation of paper bags filled 
with the necessaries of life, by the children of the Sunday School, 
and destined for the Salem Home. Scores and scores of these bags 
were brought in by the pupils, and it was a beautiful and touching 
sight to see a little boy or girl, of very tender years, walking up 
the isle, smiling and happy, with a paper bag almost as large as the 
bearer. Thus early was being taught the sweet lesson of charity. 
There was also a money collection for the Hospital, which if we 
were correctlv informed amounted to between $80 and SI 00. 

— A very interesting and enjoyable Concert was given in the 
Academg Chapel, on the evening of December 2nd. It was given 
by the Church Band, under the leadership of Mr. B. J. Pfohl. This 
organization is made up of between 30 and 40 musicians, many of 
them boys of from 12 to 15 years of age, possibly some even 
younger. The training has been most painstaking and thorough 
and the music was fine. Notwithstanding the inclement weather 
there was a good audience present, and all were well pleased. The 
proceeds were for the memorial steps in front of Alumnae Memorial 

— The present and former Board of Commissioners have done 
a good work for the town within the past years. The work has 
been done according to the most thorough methods, but along the 
most conservative lines. The bide walks along main street were 
placed in fine condition from the Salem bridge to the dividing line. 
Now Academy street west of Main is having the same thorough 
work done. A number of Streets, Liberty, Main, Belews Creek 
and others, have had sewers laid, and we learn that Church Street 
in front of the School and church will probably be the next on the 

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programme. Thus although the Town is rapidly growing into the 
thousands in numbers, the Board of Commissioners is determined to 
give it all the modern good things which the municipal authorities 
can bestow ; yet so careful is the management that no large debts 
accompany the improvements. Add to this our first class water 
supply and it is evident that notwithstanding the numerical increase 
the old name of Salem as a health resort will be preserved. 

— The Advent Vesper Service was an unusually enjoyable one. 
The first Vesper service under the direction of the girls was that of 
the Senior's Day, and the occasion was a very happy and blessed 
one. The next was directed by the Juniors, and was just as bright 
and happy. The Advent and Christmas music was used, and the 
Juniors as a class rendered a selection of sacred song. Miss Kilbuck 
sang a solo, and .Bishop Rondthaler delivered an address. The 
vesper services are becoming more and more dear to the hearts of 
those who attend. 

— The leaves have all been removed from the campus and it 
presents an attractive appearance, almost like that of Spring, at 
least, on those days when the sun shines bright and clear. 

— Prof. Shirley has spent a large number of hours in hearing 
the individual pupils in the Music Department. He expresses him- 
self as being much pleased with the work thus far, and looks forward 
to. an unusually profitable year, especially when the progress of the 
indivfduals is considered. 

— Miss Siedenberg has a large class in French and German. 
The numbers embrace ladies from town as well as pupils within the 
school. Fine work is beinsr done. 

— Misses Roueche and Nicewonger have presided at the 
organ a number of times recently in chapel service. We are fortu- 
nate in having so many able to use this fine instrument as they do. 

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<©nr Science Department. 

We have just received a valuable work entitled Studies of 
American Fungi, by George Francis Atkinson, Professor of Botany, 
at Cornell University, New York, and a well known authority on 
Fungi and Mycology in general. It is a handsome volume, with 
250 photographs of Mushrooms taken by himself, and a number of 
colored plates which it is a real luxury to handle and examine. We 
have seldom met with a more attractive and interesting volume in 
every respect. 

We also received a letter from Dr. Atkinson himself, in which 
he expresses himself much interested in our finding a specimen of 
the Hynum Caput Medusae, a rare mushroom growth, as well as in 
the Memlius lachrymans, the dry rot Fungus which played such 
havoc during the past summer in our Archive House. 

He would like specimens of both or photographs where speci- 
mens are not available. We have a magnificent Polyporus group, 
given us by one of our little Junior Naturalists, Mary Powers, and 
found by her in the Christ Church woods. The Seniors took several 
fine Kodak pictures which we will take pleasure in sending him. 

Two weeks ago we sent a box of fine specimens to the noted 
Lloyd Library Museum, of Cincinnati, Ohio., and received in return 
a collection of Mycological Notes, Pamphlets and Photographic 
Plates which we value highly. Prof. C. Lloyd, the prominent mem- 
ber of the Institution, is now in the Samoan Islands collecting speci- 
mens, John Uri Lloyd, the President is a noted Kentucky novelist 
besides, and has written Stringtown on the Pike, and other works. 
It is an inspiration to come in contact with such men and such 

— Few residents of Winsfon-Salem realize the extent of the 
manufacturing interests of our town. A walk through the Salem 
Iron Works, for example, will show one machine after another in- 
vented by our own people, and of vast interest to the great com- 
mercial and industrial world. The same surprise would continue if 
other manufacturing plants were visited. A number of enterprises 
which began some years ago on a small scale have developed into 
concerns of great magnitude. While tobacco is manufactured in 
greater quantities than ever in the past, Winston-Salem has steadily 
evolved into a community of diversified industries. 

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Received for the Rev. and Mrs. Robert de Schweinitz 
Memorial Pillar: Mrs. Mary Fries Patterson, Mrs. 
Hattie Butner Clemmons, Miss Sophia Butner, Miss 
Sallie Butner, Miss Elizabeth Chitty, Mrs. Nannie Web- 
ster Barrow, Mrs. Emma Fries Bahnson, Mrs. Joanna 
Mack Vogler, Mrs. Mary Eberhard Pfohl, Mrs. Emma 
Miller Crute, Mrs. Maggie Siewers Pfohl, Mrs. Leonora 
Spach Goslen, Mrs. Martha Vogler Peterson, Mrs. 
Susie James Leinbach, Miss E. A. Lehman, Miss El- 
mira Vest, Mrs. Anna Vogler Leinbach, Mrs. Sallie 
Stafford Nissen, Mrs. Emmie de Schweinitz Lemly, 
Mrs. Jennie Carr Westbrook, Miss Sallie E. Shaffner, 

Miss Louisa C. Shaffner, $53 75- 

[Total to date, $116.00] 

Miss Henrietta Reid, Class Memorial 5 00' 

Mrs. Alice Chase, St. Cecilia Fund 1 00 

Mrs. Edith Philbuck Dickson, Class Memorial, '02 5 00' 

Proceeds of Supper, Nov. 19, 1904 71 82 

Total acknowledged to date, $14,476 87. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treas. 

— The Sophomores had a very well worked out debate on the 
subject "Resolved, that man has done more for the development 
of the civilization of the world than woman. ' ' There was a wealth 
of illustration, especially biographical, and both Dr. Clewell and Dr. 
Rondthaler, who were present, declined to render a decision, since 
the question was so well argued on both sides. Dr. Rondthaler 
said, when asked for a decision, " When equals are added to equals 
the result is equals. ' ' Dr. Clewell said he would repeat the words 
of one of his former professors : ' ' One side was as good as the 
other and a good deal better. ' ' 


Buffaloe.— In Raleigh, N.C., November 7th, 1904, Mrs. Julia Hicks- 
Buffaloe, in the 37th year of her age. 


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FALL TERM will open in its commodious and splendid new school building 
constructed according to best ideas of lighting, heating and ventilation ; 
thoroughly equipped in all its departments ; regular gymnasium practice. 
Graduates from Classical Course enter Siate University without examination, 
Situations easily seemed by those completing course in Commercial Arithmetic. 
Book-keeping, Phonography, and Type-W riting. Special courses in Music and 
Elocution. Home accommodations for boarders. Send lor catalogue. 

J AS. F. BROWER, A. M. Head Master. 



Moravian Boarding School for Boys. 

FOUNDED 1785. 

Beautiful location and exceptionally healthful climate Military organization combined 
with home-care for the individual scholar. Besides the regular Academic Course of Study 
and music, the preparation for College or for the technical Schools may be undertaken. 

Terms $330 per annum. The Easter Session begins January 10th, 1893. 

Rev S.J BLUM. Principal. 














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N. C. 


Vol. 28. Winston-Salem, N. C, January, 1905. No. 243. 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College 'and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College. All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to The Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


— As this is the first time that we greet our readers in 1905 we 
desire to extend to each and every one our best wishes for a happy 
and a blessed New Year. 

— The arrival of a number of new pupils has again taxed our 
capacity, but the new special dormitory, which is so very comfort- 
able, together with the general satisfaction which accompanies a full 
school, has enabled us to extend a hearty welcome to our new 

— Salem Academy and College extends its congratulations to 
South Carolina College on the occasion of its completion of a full 
century. The strong manner in which this institution has always 
stood forth for Christian manhood side by side with thorough edu- 
cation, makes it worthy of the many tributes which were paid to it 
by the distinguished visitors. 

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• — One of the pleasant features of this school-year is the organi- 
zation of the many little social clubs within the school. You will 
often come upon a group socially chatting, perhaps gathered around 
a simple luncheon, and on inquiry you will find that it is a " Flori- 
da" club or a " Virginia" club, or a gathering of girls from some 
other State. So long as these clubs are pure and elevating, and in 
harmony with the existing current of college life, they are produc- 
tive of good in that they produce sociability and good fellowship. 

— A friend, recently writing from Harvard University, says of 
" History of Wachovia in North Carolina," "The historians have 
all been glad to welcome your valuable book on Wachovia. I have 
heard it commended at the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Penn- 
sylvania Historical Society and here af Harvard University. ' ' This 
work, by Dr. Clewell, gives a history of the Moravian settlement 
in North Carolina, as well as a sketch of the Moravian Church in 
general. It also gives a history of Salem Academy and College, 
with many illustrations. Patrons will find that this book will bring 
them into close sympathy with their daughters' school home, be- 
sides furnishing other interesting historical matter of a general 
nature. The book is handsomely bound, and contains nearly 400 
pages. The price is $2.00, and it can be ordered from the Acad- 
emy office. 

— Dr. Barringer, Dean of the Faculty of the University of Vir- 
ginia, on the occasion of his visit to Columbia, said, at the close of 
an earnest address, that at the present day the tendency of educa- 
tion is often too much in the direction of materialism. He closed 
his remarks with this sentence, which contains a distinct note of 
warning : " Let us beware in this age of material progress lest in 
the study of the inanimate in Nature we forget the duty we owe to 
the study of Man. ' ' This was one of the strong sentences of the 
centennial celebration. It voiced the sentiments of the Moravian 
ideal of education. For four hundred years the Moravian Schools 
have stood for the development of all that is best in men and 
women. They have not placed Nature study in a secondary place. 
The colleges and universities in Moravia and Bohemia led the world 

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in the highest forms of education, and no age has produced a man 
who has impressed his personality on the educational efforts of the 
world more than did our good bishop, John Amos Comenius. But 
foiir centuries ago as well as at the present time, side by side with 
science and art, the useful and the beautiful, Moravian schools have 
always made the study of Man first and foremost, believing that the 
useful and the beautiful in education appear only when they shine 
forth in the lives of good men and women. Certainly Dr. Barrin- 
ger's remark was wise and opportune. 

— A beautiful thought presented by a divine from Alabama as 
he preached a sermon at the Centennial of the South Carolina Col- 
lege was that in God's sight nothing is great or small, but all things 
are good. There is as much greatness in God's sight in the eye of 
an insect as there is in a mountain range ; the color on a beetle's 
wing is as magnificent to him as are the tints of the rainbow which 
spans the vaulted sky. So, too, God is as much pleased with the 
kind word and the cup of cold water " in his name " as he is with 
the herculean efforts of the great reformer or the mighty powers of 
the golden tongued orator. What a beautiful thought to the earn- 
est worker, who must needs spend his time in the humbler and 
more trying duties of life ! 

— Bishop Greider, of St. Thomas, Danish West Indies, father 
of the Misses Greider now in Salem, and a classmate of Dr. 
Clewell, recently received a decoration from the King of Den- 
mark, which made him a Knight of the Order of Dannebrog. This 
order dates back 500 or more years, and is a distinguished honor 
for him and for the entire Church. Bishop Greider has been con- 
nected with the Moravian Missions of the West Indies for a quarter 
of a century, and the honor is a deserved one. 

— Prof. John Addison Bivins was inaugurated as Headmaster 
of Trinity Park School, Durham, N. C. , December 9, 1904. The 
Academy acknowledges an invitation to be present on this inter- 
esting occasion. 

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Christmas in School and in Church. 

Since our last number of The Academy was printed the happy 
Christmas season has come and gone and the solemn and impres- 
sive New Year's services have taken place. The January number 
of The Academy will be incomplete if we did not tell our read- 
ers about our Christmas joys, for the former pupils would recall 
with pleasure their own experiences during this happy season while 
at school, and our new readers will thus be pleasantly introduced to 
this joy, for the manner of celebrating Christmas is in many res- 
pects peculiar to Salem. 

Several weeks before the actual date, the Christmas spirit was 
noticed everywhere. Christmas Vesper services were held in the 
chapel and Christmas hymns were sung in morning prayers. 

The ease with which journeys are made at the present day 
enables pupils to return to their homes with greater facility than in 
former years, hence many of our pupils returned to the home roof, 
but a goodly number remained with us and some who left for home 
had their opinions divided as to whether they should participate 
with the home friends in the celebration of Christmas or whether 
they should remain in Salem and witness those services in the 
church and school which leave a lasting impression. 

During the interval between the close of recitations and Christ- 
mas Day itself, skillful hands were busy, making attractive decora- 
tions in all of the room companies, and equally busy hands were at 
work preparing an elaborate and beautiful decoration in the Home 
church. This year the holly trees were full of an unusual number 
of bright berries, and the red of the holly harmonized beautifully 
with the white of the mistletoe. To holly and mistletoe were added 
laurel and cedar, until everywhere Christmas seemed to reign 

The Christmas boxes came in large numbers, and as the lids 
were removed a wealth of good things appeared. In addition to 
fruits and sweets there were presents, both ornamental and of in- 
trinsic value, and when Santa Claus took possession on Christmas 
Eve, he had quite a task to arrange the many, many tables in the 
several school buildings. 

By special request the rising bell had not been rung after the 

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close of recitations, but on Chrittmas Day the bell did sound, and it 
required no effort to bring the pupils to the different study parlors. 
And such a sight as presented itself to the happy young people is 
seldom seen. Lon£ tables contained the gifts, neatly and tastefully 
arranged by the Hands of loving teachers. The scene was a bright 
and busy one as packages were untied, in fact it is impossible to 
describe the occasion. It is necessary to have been in Salem on a 
Christmas day to imagine the pleasures of that happy morning. 

The Christmas dinner in the dining hall was said to have been 
the most brilliant and enjoyable within the remembrance of those 
who have spent a number of Christmas occasions in Salem. The 
tables were arranged so as to form a symmetrical figure. A Christ- 
mas tree was in the center of the room with a large number of elec- 
tric lights, appearing like veritable Christmas candles. Numberless 
wax tapers gleamed from every part of the table and from other 
portions of the room. There were other decorations, and the scene 
was one of exquisite beauty. Add to this the sparkling eyes of the 
many pupils; the happy smiles of the teachers, and the sympathetic 
joy of a number of pat*ons who were present, and we do not won- 
der that Dr. Clewell remarked that the very best thing he could 
say on this occasion -was, that he hoped every one was as happy as 
he. And Bishop Rondthaler said, — well, you must ask some of 
the pupils what he said, but it brought a hearty laugh and a sym- 
pathetic response. It is needless to say that the Christmas turkey, 
the mince pie and the many other good things were most heartily 

Within the church the services were just as sweet and happy 
as usual. The church decoration was unusually elaborate and beau- 
tiful, and was thoronghly enjoyed by every one. The services 
throughout were well attended, from the Christmas Eve meeting for 
very little folks, throughout the exercises of Christmas Day and 
even to the end of the last Sunday School concert, all were bright, 
beautiful, spiritual and impressive. 

The days following Christmas were quietly but pleasantly spent 
within the school, and the enjoyment of the boxes formed quite a 
pleasing feature. 

New Year's Eve the pupils attended the services at 8 o'clock 
and at 11:30. The historical sketch, usually termed "The Memo- 

4106 The Academy. 

rabilia, " read by Bishop Rondthaler, gave a review of the his- 
tory of the year, of our city, of Church and school. At the mid- 
night services the solemn exhortation was interrupted by the tri- 
phant music which announced the arrival of 1905. 

New Year's Day Dr. and Mrs. Clewell gave a reception to 
the Faculty and pupils, and this was an exceedingly enjoyable occa- 
sion when all connected with the School exchanged social courte- 
sies one with the other, the last of the general occasions previous to 
the beginning of the new term. 

It is safe to say that seldom has a happier holiday season been 
enjoyed by the school and community. 

Centennial College of South Carolina. 

One hundred years ago, January 10, 1805, the College of 
South Carolina opened its doors and it was this year determined by 
the authorities to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the event 
in a manner befitting the dignity of the occasion. Salem received 
a cordial invitation to send representatives, and Dr. and Mrs. 
Clewell arranged to visit Columbia, arriving Saturday evening, 
January 7th, the day before the celebration began. 

It is difficult to say whether the visit was interesting chiefly be- 
cause of the pleasure of participating in the centennial exercises, or 
whether the visit to patrons and former pupils gave the trip its 
special enjoyment. It is perhaps best to say that it was a divided 
pleasure. We will therefore first briefly tell of the centennial ex- 

The programme was opened by a strong sermon, morning and 
evening, Sunday, January 8th, in the Grand Opera House. It was 
an inspiring sight to see the many hundreds gathered in the great 
building, filling the ground floor and both the galleries, and it was 
an inspiring thought that these men and women, coming from so 
many different sections could all unite in praising our one Lord and 

Monday was the day for addresses of welcome and the res- 
ponses to the same. It w?s interesting to note that every Southern 
State University was represented from Virginia to Louisiana, and 

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there were many prominent educators from the North and West. 
The addresses were strong and interesting, and were a study which 
placed before the hearer the various problems of education of the 
present day and the methods being employed to solve these prob- 
lems. It is seldom that one has the privilege of listening to speak- 
ers from so widely scattered schools, and it is also seldom that the 
speakers find an occasion when they are so perfectly free to speak 
on any line which they may choose, as was the case on this centen 
nial celebration. 

Monday and Tuesday evenings there were addresses in the 
Senate chamber by distinguished men, before the two literary so- 

Tuesday morning the academic procession formed on the col- 
lege campus, and marched in formal procession to the Opera 
House. The undergraduates and faculty first, the speakers and 
representatives of other schools following. Arriving at the Opera 
House the undergraduates halted, formed open ranks and the rear 
of the procession marched forward between the two ranks, and as 
they passed into the buildings the two lines saluted them with un- 
covered heads. This feature was very successfully carried out, and 
was imposing and impressive. The exercises within the hall con- 
sisted of addresses, the principal one being a history of the century 
of South Carolina College. Honorary degrees were conferred upon 
a number of educators on this occasion. 

The banquet on Tuesday evening was attended by between 
400 to 500 men, and the addresses were enthusiastic and very prof- 
itable. While they treated primarily of problems connected with 
South Carolina College, they also bore directly upon subjects of 
general interest, and hence it was as enjoyable to the strangers as it 
was to the citizens of this great commonwealth of South Carolina. 

The above is but a brief allusion to the events of the celebra- 
tion, but will give the reader some idea of the pleasant occasion. 

The other side of the visit refers to the private or home recep- 
tion accorded Dr. and Mrs. Clewell by present patrons and for- 
mer pupils. By special invitation they were the guests of Mrs. 
Georgia Booe Wright. Mr. and Mrs. Wright were untiring in 
their attentions, and it was because of their cordial entertainment 
that many social joys were added to the formal occasions. 

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The first day of the sojourn in Columbia Mr. and Mrs. Seaber 
(Ella Shore) called, and later a visit was made to their home. On 
the second day Mrs. Graves called and was, of course, interested to 
know all about Sarah and her work. Mrs. Siebels (Ruth Wil- 
LINGHAm's sister) called on the same day, and the following day 
gave a luncheon to the visitors in her charming home, where a de- 
lightful hour was spent with a number of Columbia's cordial people. 
While in the city calls were made by Miss Jeanie Childs, Mrs. Hein- 
ritsch and Miss Gulick, Mrs. John Mimnaugh ( Missouri Williford), 
Mrs. and Miss Wright, Mrs. Montgomery, Mr. and Miss Meighan, 
and Mrs. Bollin. Other friends were met at receptions or in their 
homes, and thus associations of earlier days were revived and new 
friendships made. 

On Thursday Dr. and Mrs. Clewell returned home, im- 
pressed with a number of things. Among others it appears that 
Mrs. Wright is a royal entertainer ; that Columbia is not only a 
beautiful and interesting but also a very hospitable city ; that South 
Carolina College has done a great work ; that the centennial cele- 
bration was a success ; and that there is great profit to any one to 
listen to addresses such as were made on this occasion by distin- 
guished resident and visiting' educators. 

— The reading of " Marley's Ghost," December 15, 16, 17, 
attracted a large number of pupils to the chapel. The electric 
stereopticon, the use of which Col. Fries has giv< n to the School, 
worked finely, and the views came out beautifully. Some within 
the school declare that Christmas would not seem to come in ex- 
actly as it should without " Marley's Ghost " having been first read 
with the interesting views. It is proposed to read " Cricket on the 
Hearth ' ' immediately after Christmas. 

— The Music and Elocution Departments gave a Christmas 
Recital in the College Chapel some days before the happy season 
itself arrived, The mnsical was greatly appreciated by the large 
audience which was present. 

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All communications for this Department should he addressed to The Academy, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. Teachers, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when the letters relate to matters of interest to our 

— We will begin our talk with our former school friends by- 
printing a very cordial letter from Abbeville, Ala., which is as 
follows : 

"I noticed sometime ago that my subscription had expired, 
and I am sorry that I neglected it at all. I am glad that the journal 
has been sent on. I do not wish to miss a single number. My 
thoughts are often with you, and when I notice the improvements 
that are being made in the school every year I feel that I ' lived 
too soon.' 

" It is a pleasant memory that I was with you at New York — 
Chautauqua. I met Miss LaPorte at Knoxville, and she told me a 
great deal about the dear old Alma Mater. I notice that she is not 
with you now. 

"Have you been to St. Louis? I had planned a trip the 
middle of August, but when the time came I was far from well, so 
went to the Springs. I was in Montgomery some timo ago, and 
had the pleasure of seeing two old Salem girls who live there, — 
Mrs. Watts (Nannie Saunders) and Mrs. Leak (Rebacca McLe- 
more). You probably remember both. 

m " My heart and hands are full of my work, and I find but little 
time for other things. I have enrolled fifty pupils — in two grades 
— and sometimes it is difficult to keep the ' wheels moving on 

' ' We have had a long, dry spell, but to-day the rain has come 
at last, and I hope it will continue for a day pr two longer. The 
creeks are nearly dry, and the larger streams are lower than they 
have been for many years, and there has been much sickness. 

" Remember me with much love to all the teachers, —particu- 
larly dear Mr. Meinung. I hope he has not forgotten me. He 
was too patient with me. I shall always remember his kindness. 

" Please write me a long letter, and send me a catalogue. 
Ever, your friend, 

" Mollie H. McAllister." 

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— We were very sorry indeed to hear of the affliction which 
has befallen an esteemed friend, and we give the two letters, the 
one written just before her trouble and the one just after : 

' ' Enclosed please find my subscription for The Academy, 
which is always enjoyed when it arrives. I had the misfortune dur- 
ing a spell of illness to lose the sight of my right eye ; consequently 
I have been able to do very little reading. Do you ever hear any- 
thing of Lee Beckham and Valesca Steffan ? That is the name I 
know them by. I always liked them so much. My husband's 
people were the founders of the place in which they live, and the 
town bears the Hearne name. 

' ' If you come to Alabama we will appreciate a visit from you. 
A friend of mine gave me one of the cedar hatchets which came 
from Salem. I treasure the souvenir of the old graveyard very 
much, and it is quite a unique idea. I hope you have a good 
school this year. No one wishes you greater success in your work 
than I. I would appreciate a letter from you. Since my stay in 
Alabama I met the grandaughter of one of the first students that 
entered the Academy. Mrs. Sturdivant, I believe, was the name 
of the grandmother." 

Enclosed in this same letter is another which gives the sad 
information : 

' ' The day after writing to you my husband was taken seriously 
sick, and after uninterrupted suffering for three weeks passed peace- 
fully over the river. This accounts for my letter not being mailed. 
I am, 

' ' Very sincerely, your friend, 

" Mary Williford Hearne." 

— Our next letter is from an esteemed friend in Texas, whose 
home we had the pleasure of visiting a year or two since : 

' ' I really am ashamed to write you but prefer to be so rather 
than to be indebted to you any longer. I have intended sending 
you a check for a long time, but each day something prevented, 
and when The Academy would come I would feel guilty. I am 
anxious to subscribe for the paper published by the societies and 
would like for my subscription to begin with the one in which there 
is a picture of Miss Lehman. 

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' ' Although it has been seven years since I left Salem it is the 
dearest place on earth to me, and I wish I could again be a little 
girl and a pupil in Salem. The happiest days of my life were spent 
there, the remembrance of the Christmas and Easter celebrarions 
being especially dear to me. I imagine I can see the girls so busy 
preparing for the holidays, each one vieing with the other to make 
their room the most attractive, and I wish I could step in and be 
one of them. 

" Remember me kindly to dear Mrs. Clewell, to your boys, 
and to my dear teachers, who were willing to bear with my naugh- 
tiness for three short years. With best wishes for a most happy 
Christmas, I am, 

' ' Most sincerely yours, 

' ' Una Fitzpatrick. ' ' 

Mt. Pleasant, Texas. 

— -The following letter is from a friend of former years, who is 
at present residing in Chicago, Ills. She writes as follows : 

' ' As my memory reverts back to the happy days I spent in 
Salem at school many, many years ago, I have often* wished I could 
hear something of the friends of earlier days. Now, while the earth 
seems so happv with peace on earth and good will to men, I con- 
cluded to write and ask as a favor for a catalogue and some news of 
the School. My name might be on record, Sallie Neuffen, of Co- 
lumbin, S. C, also that of Harriet Caldwell and H. Weston, my 
cousins from Alabama. You will greatly oblige me by letting me 
hear from the old school, as it is now fifty years since I have been 
in touch with the institution. Wishing you a happy Christmas, I am, 
' ' Very truly yours, 

"Mrs. S. C. Kenneth." 

33 Greenwood Terrace, Chicago, Ills. 

— The following pleasant testimony from a patron was received 
a few days ago. and while we do not feel at liberty to publish the 
name, the commendation will be pleasant for our friends to read : 

" I am extremely gratified to learn of the progress my daugh- 
ter is making in her studies. I feel very proud of the great im- 
provement shown in her last report. I hope that she will continue 
to improve while she is with you. I must say that up to this time 

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that with all my experience in sending my children off to college, 
your School and your manner of conducting same has pleased me 
most. — . — . " 

— A highly esteemed friend from Richmond, Va., writes to us 
as follows : 

"Last month's Academy took me back to so many happy 
days it seems hard to realize that four years have almost passed. I 
get so hungry for ' Salem news ' ' and to see the dear old place and 
all its changes. The Academy also reminds me of mv negligence 
in sendingjrny subscription, and if I forget it again please don't fail 
to let me know. When are you and Mrs. Clewell coming to see 
your Virginia girls ? You are not going to slight us, are you ? I 
thought I would have had that promised visit ere this, as well as 
one from Mr. Pfohl. Am so sorry 1 did not see Bishop Rond- 
thaler when he came to Richmond last spring, but 1 did not 
know of his being in the city until too late. 

" We had a delightful time last summer at the Virginia Hot 
Springs, and since our return the last of September I have been 
busy with my class of music pupils. I have only six, but, with my 
own practicing, they keep me busy, and now I am getting ready 
for a recital some time in December. 

Give my love to Mrs. Clewell, Mr. Pfohl, Professor Shir- 
ley and Miss Lehman. Inclosed please find subscription for The. 

As ever, your sincere friend and pupil, 

Grace Beale Cunningham. 

— Mr. C. B. Pfohl, our valued travelling representative, who 
has been at home during and since the holidays, will, in a few days, 
start out on another tour in the interest of the school. In the name 
the school as well as in his own we return thanks for the uniform 
courtesy and kindness with which he is received in whatsoever 
direction his journeys in behalf of the school may lead him. 

— Clarence and John Clewell,. students at Lehigh University, 
visited their parents at Christmas,, returning to their duties early in 

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&\k Ittontf) in tlje S?rijool. 

— We are indebted to Mr. W. A. Rovd for a handsome volume 
issued by the Columbian University of Washington, D. C. , contain- 
ing- some 220 pages of interesting matter concerning the University, 
its students, faculty, &c. Among them is a portrait and brief bio- 
graphical sketch of the late Dr. Emil Alexander de Schweinitz, 
Dean of the Faculty, who died last February and was brought home 
to be interred in our graveyard. 

On December 20th an occultation of the bright red star, Alde- 
baran, in the eye of Taurus, was witnessed by the Sophomores with 
much interest. ' As the star slowly crept behind the moon, then 
near its full, hanging on its edge for some time as if loth to be ob- 
scured even for an hour, it was a very pretty sight. 

— 77ie Ivy Christmas number appeared with an original design 
for the cover page, printed in three colors. As usual the paper was 
filled with bright and interesting matter. 

— The names of the new pupils who have joined us in the 
Boarding Department since the opening of the new year are as fol- 
lows : Marguerite Williamson, Celeste Henkle, Pattie 
Chisman, Pescud Chisman, Sadie Robbins, May Gibbs, Louise 
Williams, Helen Shore, Ethel Corbin, Elsie Robinson, 
Lucile Robinson. 

— Mrs. D. M. Clewell, who was a teacher in the school in 
1835, celebrated her 90th birthday early in January. Many friends 
called to see her, among the number being several great-grand- 

— The several snow storms which occurred in December and 
January were a source of great pleasure to the pupils, especially 
to those who live in the far South and have seldom seen snow. 

— Mr. G. R. Shultz presented Dr. Clewell with a handsome 
cedar cane made from one of the cedar trees in the center of the 
graveyard. It is a valuable souvenir as well as a handsome cane. 

— January 5th the ministers and members of the Provincial 
Boards met at Bishop Rondthaler's residence to partake of the 
annual worker's lovefeast. The occasion was a very enjoyable one. 

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— The irons for the purpose of holding together the great 
trusses of Memorial Hall arrived early in January, and the work on 
the timbers will soon be begun. Brick are being hauled for the 
completion of the small remaining portion of the wall. 

— Dr. and Mrs. Clewell visited the Presbyterian College 
while in Columbia. This is located on the grounds of the old Pres- 
ton homestead, the mansion itself being one of the school buildings. 

— Mrs. Geo. H. Wolle, with her two little boys, accompanied 
her daughter, Marguerite Williamson, from Bethlehem, Penn. , 
to Salem. Mrs. Wolle was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Clewell, 
while in the city. 

— -Lucile La Beet left January 16th to pay a visit to her 
parents on the Island of St, Thomas, Danish West Indies. She 
travelled via New York, and sailed from that city January 20th. 
The occasion of the visit is the celebration of the golden wedding of 
her parents. It is her intention to return to Salem in April. 

J. H. Boner. 

The singer lies pale, and the silence 
Like a shadow falls over the strings 
Of the harp, but faintly the echoes 
Vibrate, and the poet still sings, 
Sings softly and sweet as the whispers 
Of the summer winds touching the pines, — 
When the sun is gone and the moonlight 
Like a white benediction shines. 

Ah, singer ! how much do we owe thee? 
For teaching us life's higher things, 
For silvering the sands of the desert 
With the freshness of eternal springs ; 
For broadening the good that is in us ; 
For kindling the spark that's divine ; 
For guiding our steps to love's altars 
And mingling our worship with thine. 
Winston-Salem, N. C, Dec. 1904. h. a. C. 

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Received for the Rev and Mrs. Robert de Schweinitz Memorial 
^Pillar : 

Mrs. Eleanor de Schweinitz Siewers ; 

Mrs. Maggie Clewell Jenkins ; 

Mrs. Lizzie Bahnson Pond ; 

Mrs. Mary Vogler Horton ; 

Mrs. Carrie Fries Shaffner ; 

Mrs. Maggie Hundley Ogburn, South Hill, Va. ; 

Mrs. Alice Phillips Pegam ; 

Mrs. Carrie Butner Thomas ; 

Mrs. Ann Eliza Barr Oglesby, Hope, Ark. 

$21.25. [Total to date, $137.25.] 

Ellen Hutchison, Class '02, $5.00 

Maggie Petree, . " 1.00 

Kate Spaugh, " 5.00 

Percy Powers, " .' 2.00 

Wheatley — Andrews — On January 12, 1905, in Sherman, Tex., Mr. 
Ray Wheatley to Miss Margaret Andrews. 

Osborne— Jones— On December 22, 1905, in Winston-Salem, N. C, 
Mr. ].. H. Osborne, of Valdosta, Ga., to Miss Mary Jones, daughter of 
our popular dentist, Dr. R. H. Jones. 


Brewer — In Winston-Salem, N. C, December 27, 1805, Miss Hattie 
Brewer, aged about 20 years. She had been in declining health for some 


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FALL TERM will open in its commodious and splendid new school building 
constructed according to best ideas of lighting, heating and ventilation ; 
thoroughly equipped in all its departments ; regular gymnasium practice. 
Graduates from Classical Course enter State University without examination, 
Situations easily secured by those completing course in Commercial Arithmetic. 
Book-keeping, Phonography, and Type-Writing. Special courses in Music and 
Elocution. Home accommodations for boarders. Send for catalogu3. 

JAS. P. BROWER, A. M., Head Master. 



Moravian Boarding School for Boys. 

FOUNDED 1785. 

Beautiful location and exceptionally healthful climate. Military organization combined 
with home-care for the individual scholar. Besides the regular Academic Course of Study 
and music, the preparation for College or for the technical Schools may be undertaken 

Terms $330 per annum. The Easter Session begins January 10th, iSpj. 

Rev. S.J. BLUM, Principal. 














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Vol. 28. Winston-Salem, N. C. , February, 1905. No. 244. 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College. All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to The Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


— The study of the weather is an interesting topic when taken 
year by year, and shows many things which are contrary to the 
popular ideas. For example, the popular impression will be that 
a certain month has been unusually severe, because there has been 
a considerable amount of precipitation, or because the wind makes it 
difficult to warm the homes. The "fact is that the average tempera- 
ture of a given month seldom varies more than a degree or two 
when compared with the corresponding month of the previous year. 
Then, too, the study of the weather shows strange coincidences. 
On the morning of February 14, of this year, the Academy self-reg- 
istering thermometer showed zero at the lowest point. This point 
was not reached since 1899, when on the same night, Feb. 14th, the 
same record was made. The record of the weather has been made 
at our school, and reported to the government for between 15 and 
20 years. 

— The teachers' conferences which are being held, since Christ- 
mas, each week, two or three times, will be productive of much 

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good. The conferences include the study of some of the best 
authorities on education, and in addition to this the experiences of 
the class room work for the week are taken up and carefully exam- 
ined. The meetings are a source of pleasure to those who partici- 
pate, and as just stated will no doubt be a great advantage also. 

— The re-organization of the Library is now about complete, 
and, under the new plans, will, no doubt, be a means of great pleas- 
ure to those who use it, and will also contribute largely to the work 
of the year, especially in connection with those studies which call 
for reference. New library devices have been added, and the 
general arrangement of the furniture changed. The list of maga- 
zines, weeklies and dailies now numbers about forty, and they are 
so arranged that the late numbers can be found without the least 
trouble. The latest and best books are added from time to time, so 
that the inquiring student will find this to be a delightful resort. 
The rules governing the library are simple but effective, and the 
Civic Club has pledged itself to aid the librarian in carrying out 
the same. 

Alumnae Hall and Scholarships. 

Elsewhere will be found an article from Miss Fries' pen, in 
which the needs of Alumnae Hall for the future are set forth. The 
work has progressed thus far without accident or disappointment of 
any kind, but there remains in the treasury only about two thou- 
sand dollars, nearly or quite all of which will be needed to place 
the building under roof. Then the work will have to stop unless 
funds can be secured to carry on the same. Without effort it is 
seldom that anything of worth is accomplished. With proper effort 
means are secured in most unexpected places. Hence it is of great 
importance that Miss Fries' article should be carefully read and 
earnestly considered, with a view to rapidly pushing forward the 
interior of the Hall. This second chapter in the building, viz : that 
which follows after the walls and roof are completed is, in some res- 
pects, more encouraging. The end does not then seem to be so far 
distant. A little work will show to better advantage. Still, the 

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amount needed to finish the interior is large, and will call for the 
united effort of all the friends of the school. 

It is a pleasing thought which the article referred to sets forth, 
when the gifts which are asked for not only aid the work of the hall 
but also help worthy girls to secure instruction in the accomplish- 
ments which might otherwise be beyond their means. 

We will further suggest that the efforts of individuals be en- 
listed in steady and regular work to rais.e smaller sums by the 
various means which have thus far been so successful, by concerts, 
by the sale of articles and so on. 

The amounts received thus far have been most encouraging, 
and it is the hope of the friends of the school that the efforts may 
continue to be crowned with success. 

— The list of pupils in the Day School Department who were 
present every day and who received no marks, is as follows for the 
month of January : 

Seniors — Annie Bennett, Minnie Blum, Jenkie Brown, 
Nannie Robertson, Gertrude Tesh, Esther White. 

Juniors — Louise Bahnson, Ethel Brietz, Eleanor Fries, 
Mary Pierce, Marguerite Poindexter, Ruth Siewers. 

Sophomores — Pearl Hege, Mamie Pfaff, Stella Stew- 
art, Hebe Stein, Grace Siewers, Jennie Wilkinson. 

Freshman — Blanche Bailey, Alma McKaughn, Daisy 
Rominger, Glenora Rominger, Ethel White. 

Class D — Della Johnson, Saidie Jacobs, Kathleen Kozr- 
ner, Maud Reynolds. 

Class C — Ethel Hege, Erline Johnson, Louise Keehln, 
Cassie Myers, May Powers, Bertha Wohlford. 

Class B — Evelin Corbin, Maggie Lacy, Louise Mont- 
gomery, Sudie Miller, Ruth Schott. 

— The Civic Club met twice in January, the first occasion call- 
ing them together being that which related to the interests of the 
Library, the second being in response to an invitation from Dr. and 
Mrs. Clewell to discuss questions relating to the good of the 

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Sometimes a plain statement of facts is a more eloquent appeal 
than any flight of oratory, and it is in this way that the Executive 
Committee of the Alumnae Association wishes to approach the 
friends of Salem Academy and College at this time. 

For a number of years the Alumnae Association worked stead- 
ily, unostentatiously, to accumulate funds to help needy students, 
and to assist the School. When the demand for an auditorium and 
rooms for the Music Department became imperative the Trustees of 
the Academy and College arranged that the funds on which the 
Scholarships were founded might be invested in Alumnae Hall with- 
out impairing the Scholarships themselves, and this has been done. 
The walls of Alumnae Hall are almost up, and as soon as the 
weather permits the roof will be put on. When this is done the 
funds in hand will have been exhausted. We do not wish to go 
into debt, neither do we wish to stop the work. We therefore ask 
most earnestly for help, immediate help, generous help. The most 
pressing need is for $3000.00 to finish the story assigned to the 
Music Department, so that this can be done at once, and the De- 
partment moved over during the summer. To lend interest to the 
work, the Trustees offer to establish the special scholarships named 
below, as the sums stated are paid into the building fund, if the 
donors so desire. Of course, outright cash gifts are more or equally 
as acceptable. Then the foyer must be finished to give access to 
the Music Department, and the auditorium proper must be com- 
pleted. A list has been prepared of the Scholarships and Memo- 
rials already given, and of some of the things most needed, some of 
them will make beautiful memorials, others will perhaps appeal 
more to friends who want to help the cause but do not care to make 
a memorial gift. All are necessary things, — for which the Asso- 
ciation has no money to pay. 


Alumnae Scholarship $4000.00 

Centennial Scholarship 4000. 00 

L. M. Fries Scholarship 4000.00 

Yz Memorial Scholarship 2000.00 


y z Memorial Scholarship $2000.00 

(Donations of any size will be welcome.) 

Music Scholarships — 

Instrumental, with Professor $1000.00 

Vocal 750.00 

Instrumental, with Instructor 500.00 

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Elocution Scholarship 500.00 

Art Scholarship 500.00 

Language Scholarship, (Private Lessons).. 300.00 

Commercial Scholarship 300.00 

Cooking Scholarship 500.00 

Home Nursing 300.00 

Day Pupil Scholarship, Tuition Prep. Dept. 300.00 

Day Pupil Scholarship, " Coll. " 500.00 


Portico Columns for 

Rt. Rev. and Mrs. Emil de Schweinitz. .. .$250.00 

Rt. Rev. and Mrs. Edward Rondthaler ... 250.00 

Rev. Dr. and Mrs. John H. Clewell 250.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Robert de Schweinitz 250.00 

Stone Steps to Portico 

Bronze Tablet 

East Stairway in Foyer 225.00 

West Stairway in Foyer 225.00 

Central Front Door 100.00 

Central Foyer Door 50.00 


To Finish Music Department Story $3000.00 

East Front Door 100.00 

West Front Door 100.00 

East Foyer Door 50.00 

West Foyer Door 50.00 

Four Side Doors each 50. 00 

Names on Memorial Panel each 50.00 

Foyer Partition 200.00 

Four Iron Columns to support balcony, each 40.00 

Proscenium Arch 300.00 

Rostrum 500.00 

Balcony 750.00 

Auditorium, plastering 700.00 

Auditorium, flooring 500.00 

Auditorium, seating, four sections, each. . . . 500.00 

Balcony, seating, 800.00 

Funds to pay for finishing the building in 
all parts not mentioned, and for lighting 
and heating 

Adelaide L. Fries, 
Secretary Alumnae Association. 

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<ZT1ie jftflcmtt) m tije gcfjool. 

— The appearance of Miss Mary Howe as the number of the 
Star Course for January was a genuine success. Perhaps never 
before has a soprano of her ability sung to an Academy audience, 
and it was especially noted that the more critical the hearer the 
more enthusiastic were the plaudits. 

The program began with the ' ' For e Lui ' ' aria from ' ' Tra- 
viata," included classics of French and German writers, and made 
a brilliant close with the Proch " Air and Variations." 

Miss Howe has a beautiful voice and a most pleasing stage 
presence, and proved herself not only a remarkable coloratura 
singer but an artist in every sense of the word. 

Miss May Barber and Mr. Shirley added to the program two 
organ and piano duos which were greatly enjoyed. 

— The Vesper services continue to elicit the interest of the 
pupils and are a source of blessing as well as of pleasure. Two 
have been held since our last edition was printed, and both were 
very carefully arranged. In the first Col. Fries spoke, Miss Mor- 
rison sang and the 10th Room rendered a hymn in a very accept- 
able manner. On the second occasion the 9th Room arranged the 
special programme Mrs. Corinne Norfleet singing the solo, the 9th 
Room rendering a hymn, and Mr. B. J. Pfohl delivered the address. 
The young men of the church band led a part of the singing with 
an instrumental accompaniment, and they also rendered a selection 
from the beautiful Moravian chorals. 

— There are certain inconveniences in the school-life in connnc- 
tion with winter, but there are many pleasures. The long duration 
of the snow was a source of pleasure to many who had seldom seen 
snow at their far southern homes, and of equal pleasure to those 
whose homes are farther north. Sleds were brought into requisi- 
tion and coasting was the order of the day. The new terrace on 
the campus was used, as was the path from " lover's leap" to the 
spring. A still steeper slide was found on the hillside east of the 
barn. The screams of the more timid were mingled with the laugh- 
ter of those more skilled in the art, and taken together the school 
grounds presented a lively scene. The fact that the first fall was 

The Academy. 4123 

sleet instead of snow formed a foundation which enabled the lovers 
of the sport to enjoy coasting for two weeks or more. 

— In addition to the pleasures afforded the young people in 
connection with the wintry months the beautiful scenes were greatly 
enjoyed by all. In the Salem Square the broad stretch of snow, 
with the great trees and surrounding buildings, reminded us of the 
picture made by Mr. E. A. Vogler so many years ago, and which 
is so prized by those who are fortunate enough to possess a copy. 
In the middle of the square the fountain had become a great mass 
of ice, a veritable ice fountain, and stood out in the moonlight like 
a ghost. 

On the east side of the college buildings the scene was equally 
attractive, with campus, park and "Happy Hill," all beautiful in 
their dress of pure white, while the graveyard and cedar avenue 
were just as beautiful and attractive as the winter dress could make 

— Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock the mail is taken to the Post 
Office. The Sunday mail is very large, hence a number of volun- 
teers have proffered their aid from time to time to assist. They 
seem to enjoy the walk, and the snow and ice of recent weeks have 
not daunted them, but seemed rather to lend a zest to the pleasant 

— The officers of the Senior Class met several times recently to 
discuss questions relating to the close of the term in May. Their 
plans are maturing nicely, and a happy Commencement is antici- 

— The Salem Boys' School has an unusually large attendance 
this year, and Prof. Brower and his excellent fellow-laborers are to 
be congratulated upon the fine work which is being accomplished. 
Encouraging reports come to us from Clemmons School, and Rev. 
J. E. Hall, the Principal, says the new boarding department is 
growing nicely in numbers. Their attendance is larger than at any 
time in the past. 

— A very pleasing afternoon recital was given in the Chapel, 
Jan. 31st, at 3:30 p. m. There were musical and elocution selec- 
tions. The attendance was large and the hour thorougly enjoyed 
fey all who attended. 

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— The Mendelssohn Recital, given by the Music Department, 
on the anniversary of the birth of the great composer was a delight- 
ful occasion. The program was educational in its nature, but was 
also decidedly enjoyable as well. The hour was 8 o'clock, and the 
invitations included school and patrons. A large audience gathered 
and the applause was hearty and enthusiastic. The program was 
as follows : 

Sketch of Mendelssohn Miss Roueche 

Reader — Miss Garrison. 

Pianos and Organ. Overture to Midsummer Mights Dream 

Misses May Morrison, Laurie Jones, Grace Taylor, 

Mary Wilson Stone. 

Mr. Shirley at the Organ. 

Two-part Song. Greeting. 

Selected Chorus. 
Piano Solo. Scherzo. Op. 16. 

Miss Grace Taylor. 
Song. " But the Lord is mindful of His own," from <; St. Paul" 

Miss May Morrison. 
Pianos and Organ. Second movement of "Scotch Symphony." 
Vivace non troppo. 
Misses Lucile Robinson, Ruth Crist, Louise Bahnson, 
Eleanor Fries. 
Mr. Shirley at the Organ. 
Chorus. " As pants the hart," from " 42d Psalm." 
Moravian Home Church Choir. 
Mr. W. J. Peterson, Director. 
Organ Solo. Last Movement of Sonata. Op. 65. No. 4. 
Allegro maestoso e vivace. 

Miss Nicewonger. 
Songs Without Words. Hunting Song. 

Miss Louise Bahnson. 

Spring Song. 

Miss Ruth Crist. 

Spinning Song. 

Miss Lucile Robinson. 

Song. " Hear, ye Israel," from " Elijah." 

Miss Morrison, 
Pianos and Organ. Wedding March. 

Misses Mary Hassell, Nell Jurney, Ruth Hancock, 
Ina Davis. 
Miss Roueche at the Organ. 

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— The orange trees, palms and flowers in the conservatory are 
unusually attractive at this particular time, with winter all around 
us, but every one will welcome the time when they will be on the 
campus, drinking in the warm sunshine. 

— The furniture for the new comers has been provided and all 
are comfortable. 

— Improvements are being made in Vogler Hall which will be 
welcome to our friends across the way. 

— Essay subjects begin to float in the air as the Seniors assume 
an aspect of superior wisdom. 

A variation in the traditional valentine was a number of boxes 
of fresh flowers, sent by one friend to another ; even though the 
arrow-pierced heart was absent the gift was most welcome. 

— Mr. Frost, of Asheville, spent a day in Salem, and shook 
hands with his many friends. 

— The death of Mr. T. J. Wilson cast a gloom over the entire 
community, and our sympathy goes out for Annie Sue, as well as 
for the other sorrowing. friends. 

— Among those who have been called upon to sorrow during 
the past weeks was Stella Farrow, she having lost her younger 

— Miss Jeter passed through Winston-Salem on her way home 
from Boston, and spent some days in greeting her friends. 


— Rev. P. D. Gold paid Bessie a visit in February. 

— Mrs. Wolle celebrated her anniversary day early in February, 
and she received the congratulations of many friends. 

— Lucy Brower was called to Mt. Airy to be present at the 
funeral of her grandmother. 

Millie Jones received a visit from her father, and also ^en- 
joyed a few days visit to her home. 

— Dr. Clewell was in Washington on business for a day 
early in the month. 

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— Bertha White ('96 ) has been teaching the 7th Grade in 
the City Schools at Abbeville, S. C. , for the past three years. 

— A few lines from Bessie Richardson, Whiteville, N. C. , 
tells us of the warm place which Salem still holds in her affections. 

— Mr. C. B. Pfohl has been spending a number of weeks in 
Alabama, Georgia and Florida in the interests of the School. In 
addition to meeting many new fiiends he has called upon a number 
of former friends in the above States. 

— Bishop Roxdthaler made a visit to Richmond, Va. , the 
early part of February, and while there addrtssed the students of 
Union Theological Seminary. 

— With the opening of the new term a number of new names 
were added to our roll, and several former pupils returned. Among 
the boarders we note the following : Pattie and Pescud Chisman, 
Lucy Thorp, Celeste Hinkel, Marguerite Williamson, 
Elsie and Lucile Robinson, Sadie Robbins, May Gibbs, Lou 
Williams, Ethel Corbin, Helen Shore. 

Juniors Entertain Seniors. 

One of the most enjoyable and brilliant occasions of the year 
thus far was the reception and banquet tendered the Seniors by the 
members of the Junior Class. The date was Friday, February 10th, 
a dark, cold day, with the snow and sleet falling, and with the sun 
hidden by the wintry clouds, but with the brightest good cheer 

The invited guests consisted of members of the Senior Class, 
members of the Faculty and a number of the officials of the School 
who reside in the city. 

At 8:30 the guests began to arrive and were ushered into the 
Chapel, where they were received by a Committee of the Juniors, 
and were made at once to feel at home. The walls of the Chapel 
had been decorated with pictures and banners, with drapery and 
sketches, while the platform was bright with fresh cut flowers and 
the floor space was filled with comfortable chairs and sofas. During 
the hour spent in this attractive place music and song enlivened the 
time and the social feature was Aery pleasant. 

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At 9:30 the President of the Junior Class, Miss Levy, escorted 
by Dr. Clewell, led the way to the Refectory, which was trans- 
formed into a most brilliant and attractive place. The tables were 
so arranged as to form three sides of a square, as was the usual form 
of the tables in old Rome. At the head of the table sat the Presi- 
dents and officers of the Societies, the members and guests filling 
the remainder of the space ; about one hundred plates were spread. 

After a blessing had been asked by Bishop Rondthaler the 
banquet was served. 

The menu was in the form of an eight page leaflet, the covers 
of which were hand painted, with the flowers and colors of both the 
Classes appearing on the handsome designs. On the fifth page was 
the Menu : 


Creamed Chicken. 

Salted Peanuts. 


Hot Chocolate. 


Amid a flow of bright and spirited conversation the Banquet 
was enjoyed by all. 

The intellectual programme was then entered upon and was as 
rare a treat as was the material menu. 

Dr. Clewell was the toast master, and announced the speak- 
ers and subjects. 

' ' Welcome to our Friends, ' ' was responded to by Miss 
Siewers, '06. 

" Response," by Miss Rhea, '05, President of the Senior 

"Our Alumnae," by Mr. J. W. Fries. 

"Our Alma Mater," by Dr. H. T. Bahnson. 

"Class of 1906," by Mr. Henry Fries. 

" Class of 1905," by Bishop Rondthaler. 

Col. F. H. Fries and Mr. E. A. Ebert were both in the 

4128 The Academy 

company as honored guests, and, at. the request of the President, 
both responded with graceful and well chosen words. 

It was midnight before the last guest departed and the last of 
the candles in the handsome candelabra was extinguished, shutting 
out from view the beautiful flowers and the not less bright and 
sparkling eyes of the handsome members of the Junior Class, which 
had shown its social powers to such an advantage as it extended 
this courtesy to the esteemed members of the Senior Class. 


1895— 1896— 1S97. 

Large glass roof placed on portico east side of Main Hall. 
October, 1895. 

Purchase of Memorial Organ from Hook & Hastings. Novem- 
ber, 1895. 

Philharmonic Concert. December, 1895. 

Reading, with stereopticon views, Pilgrim's Progress. Decem- 
ber, 1895. 

Lace Curtains placed in study parlors. December, 1895. 

Season of special religious interest in school. November and 
December, 1895. 

Hesperian play. December 13, 1895. 

Coal stoves replace wood stoves in study parlors. Jan. , 1895. 
(In 1905 practically all wood stoves have disappeared from the 
school, ) 

Mid-Winter Concert. February, 1896. 

Alumnae Cooking Club organized, Miss Wolle in charge. 
February, 1896. 

New Organ used first time. March 5, 1896. 

Sigma Phi Alpha, an operetta for ladies' voices. Words by 
Miss Adelaide Fries. Music by Prof. Skilton. April, 1896. 

Euterpean play. February, 1896. 

Decided to move Salem Boys School to corner Church and 
Bank Streets. May, 1896. 

Col. A. K. McClure and party from Philadelphia, visited the 
Academy. April 7, 1896. 

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Organ Concert. April, 1896. 

Literary Society Debate by Davis School Cadets. End of 
March, 1896. 

Walking Club made a trip to Pilot Mountain, 55 miles. April, 

Delsarte Entertainment, under Miss Scriber's direction, before 
Y. M. C. A. and Salem Literary Society. April, 1896. 

Hannibal Williams gave two readings in Academy Chapel. 
April, 1896. 

Infant Class of Home Sunday School gave an entertainment 
in Academy Chapel. April, 1896. 

Faculty entertained at Principal's home. April, 1896. 

Welsbach burners placed in school. April, 1896. 

Commencement, May 23 — 28. Sermon by Dr. W. S. Creasy. 
Address by Dr. J. Max Hark. 43 graduates. Degree of A. M. 
conferred on Mr. Clewell by Moravian College. June 9, 1896. 

50,000 copies of The Academy printed. June, 1896. 

Corner stone of new Boys School laid. 

Society Banquet. May, 1896. 

Session of State Medical Society held in chapel of Academy. 
May, 1896. 

Senior and Junior Reception at home of the Principal. End 
of May, 1896. 

Prof. Shirley began his work in Salem Academy and College. 
September, 1896. 

Annex, Park Hall and Old Annex painted. Summer, 1896. 

Bicycle Club organized. September, 1896. 

Large pavillion in park torn down. The upper section re- 
moved to campus as a small summer house. September, 1896. 

Bicycle Club rode to Greensboro, 30 miles. November, 1896. 

Salem Orchestra gave concert in chapel. October, 1896. 

Members of Synod of Moravian Church entertained by the 
School. November 17, 1896. 

Swedish Quartette Concert. November 14, 1896. 

Mr. C. B. Pfohl celebrated his 50th anniversary. 

Old Salem Boys School building to be used as Historical So- 
ciety Home and Archive House. 

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Old Store Room in Principal's house changed into part of 
parlor. December, 1896. 

Mid-Winter Concert. January, 1897. 

Graphophone Concert by Mr. D. S. Butner. January, 1897. 

Concert by Remenyi. Tuesday, January 19th, 1897. 

Rev. Charles Lanius, President of Nazareth Hall, died. Janu- 
ary 23, 1897. 

Major George Pond lectured before the Hesperian Society. 
March, 1897. 

Society entertainments. February, 1897. 

Mr. E. T. Clemmons bequeathed his estate to found Clemmons 
Sohool. 1897. 

State Convention Y. M. C. A, entertained in Academy. Mar. 
22, 1897. 

Delsarte Entertainment by Miss Scriber. April 22, 1897. 

Faculty reception. April 1 and 2, 1897. 

Projectoscope entertainment. April, 1897. 

Death of Mr. Augustus Fogle. April 19, 1897. 

Stone entrance to Park, Memorial Class '96, pkced in position. 
May, 1897. 

Commencement, May 21-26. Sermon by Rev. Dr. R. E. 
Caldwell. Address by Hon. W. W. Kitchin, M. C. 39 graduates. 


Contributions to column in memory of Rt. Rev. and Mrs. 
Rondthaler : Miss Penelope Griffiss, Mrs. Sarah T. Gaither, 
Mrs. Pearl Duke Bachman, Miss Kate Ollinger, Miss Alice Ollin- 
ger, Miss Jessie Smith, Miss Lula Cox, Miss Bettie Cox, Miss Lucy 
Chadbourne, Mrs. F. W. Foster, Mrs. John Harper, Miss Louise 
Harper, Mrs.' Charles O' Berry, Miss Jennie Wood, Mrs. Roger 
Moore, Miss Maud Bulluck. — -$35.50. Previously acknowledged, 
$186.00. Total, $221.50. 

— Teacher : ' ' What led Columbus to conclude that the world 
was round?" 

Bright Boy — " Well, his experience with it proved that it was 
anything but square. ' ' 

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in Hitter Uein. 

— Opie Read tells of an attorney in Kentucky who was driving 
along the road one day, when his horse shied and broke one of the 
shafto of his buggy. He was wondering what he should do, when 
an old darky came along. 

The darkey saw the trouble, went to the side of the road, cut 
a hickory switch and peeled it. With the peeling he bound the 
broken shaft together, so that it was strong enough for the journey 
to be resumed. 

The attorney gave the negro a coin, and at the same time 
thanked him. " I would never have thought of mending it in that 
way," he said. 

"I 'spect not," replied the darkey, "some men is jest nat- 
chully smarter dan others. ' ' 

— Bishop Potter, while on his summer vacation, preached in 
a retired section of the mountains of New England. After the ser- 
mon he was approached by a tall mountaineer, who remarked : "I 
never hears you preach, Bishop, without laming somethin' new." 
"Well, my good man," said the Bishop, "what did you learn 
to-day." "Why," said the backwoodsman, "before to-day I 
always thought that Sodom and Gomorrah was twins !" 

— " Thus I take possession of this country," read Caesar from 
his manuscript, as he fell prone upon the forbidding coast of Britain. 
"Well met, brother," responded a venerable lobster, who had been 
there since the fall, as he grasped Caesar warmly by the leg, ' ' but 
don't think you are the only seizer in the bunch, or that I am the 
only lobster present." 

— "I wonder if we'll ever have a woman president of the United 

' ' No fear of that. You know thirty-five is the constitutional 
age, and no woman will admit she was that till she was too old to 
take an interest in politics." 

— A mother recently brought her little boy to school for the 
first time, and she said to the teacher : 

"This little boy is very delicate, as he is afther a fit of har- 
monza on the lungs ; but if he does annything bould — an' I know 
he will, — bate the wan next to him, an' it will frighten him." 


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FALL TERM will open in its commodious and splendid new school building 
constructed according to best ideas of lighting, heating and ventilation ; 
thoroughly equipped in all its departments ; regular gymnasium practice. 
Graduates from Classical Course enter State University without examination, 
Situations easily secured by those completing course in Commercial Arithmetic. 
Book-keeping, Phonography, and Type-Writing. Special courses in Music and 
Elocution. Home accommodations for boarders. Send for cataloguo. 

JAS. P. BROWER, A. M.. Head Master. 



Moravian Boarding School for Boys. 

FOUNDED 1785. 

Beautiful location and exceptionally healthful climate. Military organization combined 
- with home-care for the individual scholar. Besides the regular Academic Course of Study 
and music, the preparation for College or for the technical Schools may be undertaken 
Terms $330 per annum. The Easter Session begins January 10th, 1893. 

Rev. S.J. BLUM, Principal. 














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N. C. 


Vol. 28. Winston-Salem, N. C. , March, 1905. No. 245. 

Entered as secoi«?-class matter Tn the foSfcfficeat Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to Th* Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


— We recently received a pamphlet from Guilford County set- 
ting forth the improvements in the public school work of that 
county. This was done by giving a view of the old and the new 
school houses in a number of the districts. In this way the mate- 
rial is taken as a type of the improvement of the intellectual. At 
first this may impress us as strange, but a second thought will con- 
vince us that the rule is almost invariable that where care is taken 
to improve the material surroundings this same care is communi- 
cated to the intellectual. Hence all who are connected with a large 
school family like our own should strive to make attractive in every 
way possible study parlors and halls, class rooms and campus. If 
these material surroundings are neat and attractive, even to the 
smallest detail, the result will be more efficient work in the intellec- 
tual school duties also. 

— The plans for the present year's Commencement, to begin 
the exercises Saturday and close Tuesday, thus enabling our visit- 
ing friends to be present at all the exercises and still return a day 

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earlier, will no doubt commend itself to those who wish to honor us 
by their presence but who rind it difficult to make a lengthy stay 
away from home. 

— The Commencement arrangements have been made with 
special care and we believe with more than ordinary success. 
Speakers, concerts, meetings, all promise an interesting and enjov- 
able Commencement. 

— We ask our readers to give careful thought to the article 
prepared by Miss Etta Shaffner for this Academy. An effort 
of this nature, when properly supported, may mean much for the 
Hall. But it needs not only work on the part of the promoters but 
a responsive interest on the part of the friends of the cause. The 
ladies who are working for this particular effort have given an unus- 
ual amount of care to the preparation. We invite the public to 
assist and patronize them so as to make it a marked success. 

—The article prepared by Miss Fries for last month regarding 
the Memorials in connection with Alumnae Hall has been put into 
pamphlet form, and we hope to place copies in the hands of many 
of the former pupils and of friends who have not been former pupils 
but who are interested in the work which will mean so much to our 
community. For Memorial Hall will really be used for community 
purposes no doubt many more times than will be the case for purely 
school purposes. It is a matter of interest to know that the publica- 
tion of this proposition has stirred up quite a great deal of interest, 
and at least two more of the memorials spoken of have already been 
taken since the publication of the article. If you can use the little 
circulars containing the article please drop us a line and we will at 
once send a number to your address. 

— It is interesting" to note the special efforts which are being- 
discussed within the school in connection with the needs of Alumnae 
Hall. We believe that the students' efforts from now on will show- 
more marked results than in the past, though there have been good 

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results in the past also. We specially commend the work to the 
younger graduates in Winston-Salem, who can unite with the pres- 
sent pupils in many ways to secure funds, and we hope that each 
class of recent years will select some memorial named in Miss Fries' 
list, and make that the object of their work during the next twelve 
months. We ought to be able to make good progress if all the 
plans thus alluded to are pushed forward to a successful end. 


Commencement is always a season of special interest, not only 
because it marks the close of a certain period of study, nor because 
many friends are present to p, rticipate in the pleasures of the 
season, but it carries with it unusual interest in that it is the close 
of the history of a class of successful pupils, and is the end of the 
school days of very many who have spent years in the systematic 
pursuit of knowledge. Commencement is therefore a season of 
happiness, but at the same time one of tender separations and loving 

The plans for this event are a matter of interest to many of our 
readers who will be with us and to many who will not visit Win- 
ston-Salem but who will be with us in spirit. Hence we give in 
detail the plans : 

The Senior Class will have their first programme on Saturday 
evening, May 20. This will consist of music and literary numbers. 
There will be the reading of a number of essays, which will have 
as their object the setting forth of events and history connected with 
the experiences of the Class. Their second programme will be the 
exercises on the campus. This will consist of the presentation of 
their handsome granite memorial steps, which are near the great 
willow, and in the very center of the campus, and we may add that 
they will be a handsome addition to the already attractive grounds. 
The class tree will also be planted, and with the marching, the songs 
and other music, this hour, filled with its ceremonials, will be a 
most enjoyable one. 

Sunday morning the Baccalaureate Sermon will be preached 

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by the Rev. D. Clay Lilly, D. D. , of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Winston-Salem. Dr. Lilly is not only a deep scholar and an elo- 
quent speaker, but being our neighbor and pastor of the church 
which has always sent so many pupils to our college and has within 
its membership so many warm friends of old Salem, it is but natural 
that we congratulate ourselves on our success in securing Dr. Lilly 
for this part of our Commencement Week. The music is always a 
special feature of the Commencement Season, and this year the 
same great care will be taken to have it just what it should be. 

As already stated Monday morning will be given to the Sen- 
iors. Monday afternoon will be in the hands of the Alumnae. For 
some years this Alumnae meeting has been one of the most import- 
ant occasions of Commencement. It has become a time when not 
only Alumnae have gathered from near and from far, but other 
friends have joined in with former scholars. Not only have old 
friendships been renewed on this happy occasion but the mind has 
been delighted with the addresses and papers and with the music 
and good will which is abroad. Then, too, the Alumnae meeting 
has been a time when large financial benefits have been gathered 
for the good of the school. Last year the gifts were so large that 
it was decided in that hour that it was possible to go forward with 
the building of Memorial Hall, and as the friends will see when they 
visit us the walls and roof will have been finished by this Commence- 
ment. We wish our esteemed Alumnae great success on the occa- 
sion of their annual meeting. A programme will be printed in 
our next month's Academy. 

Prof. Shirley, Miss Morrison and the other members of the 
Music Department, together with Miss Garrison, of the Elocution 
Department, will be in evidence with their work on all occasions, 
from Saturday to Tuesday, and we may add for a month previous 
to Commencement in the various recitals, but their special contribu- 
tion to Commencement will be on Monday evening, when the great- 
est pains will be taken to make the concert in reality a Grand 

Tuesday morning, May 2o, is the time appointed for Com- 
mencement proper. On this occasion the Seniors will lay down 
their leadership, a leadership which they have held with great honor 
and credit to themselves, and with great pleasure to the authorities. 

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The transfer of the Cap and Gown of the Seniors to the Juniors is a 
ceremony of ten minutes in time, but it means so much ! Then, 
too, the presentation of the diplomas is a tender and impressive 
ceremony. The class which graduates no doubt numbers a hundred 
members, if all who were connected with it during its eight years of 
history are counted. Yet of this possible hundred hardly more 
than one-third remain to secure the coveted diploma. All this 
appears in the simple but impressive ceremony when Bishop Rond- 
thaler presents the diploma, conferring the degree upon each 
graduate. The several departments will also present their success- 
ful pupils for graduation, so that from fifty to sixty young ladies will 
be made happy on the occasion of which we are speaking. And 
then the speaker means so much ! The very mention of the name 
of our popular and eloquent Governor Glenn assures us of a schol- 
arly oration, filled with enthusiasm and replete with golden treas- 
ures of advice to these young people who are about to take up the 
duties in the great outside world where they will no longer have 
the fostering care of the Alma Mater to guard and guide them fn 
their new and wider responsibilities. Senator Eller has consented 
to introduce Governor Glenn, and we feel sure that our community 
will join the School in doing honor to our fellow townsman who is 
winning such rich laurels both in and out of the old North State. 
We believe that this Tuesday morning will be a delightful occasion 
from the ceremony of the daisy chain to the benediction which will 
close the one hundred and third year in the history of the school. 

The Art Exhibit will be open several times throughout the Com- 
mencement days. 

Other announcements will be made next month concerning 
necessary arrangements connected with the students' return home 
and other similar matters. 

— With the beginning of Lent the instruction has been com- 
menced on Tuesday evening in Society Hall. The attendance is 
large, and it is an excellent opportunity for all young people to 
receive a carefully prepared exposition of the cardinal beliefs of the 
various Christian denominations. Many avail themselves of the 
instruction of the hour. 

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The Bazar at Commencement, 


The sight of Alumnae Hall with the bare walls standing and 
only enough money in hand to put on the roof, and the certainty 
which confronts the friends of old Salem Academy and College that 
the hall can only be finished by additional gifts from people who 
have already contributed liberally, has inspired an idea which it is 
earnestly hoped will accomplish results even though the individual 
offerings may be small. 

The idea is as follows : During Commencement Week a Bazar 
will be held in the Academy at which hand-made articles will be 
exhibited contributed by pupils of the school. 

A canvass was undertaken, the object of which was to ask every 
former pupil for one article, and a promise to write letters to a 
number of friends or relatives out of town. Responses to this 
request have been received from ' ' girls ' ' of all ages from the gray- 
haired Alumnae to the graduates of last year. 

Enthusiastic interest in the Bazar is felt by those now in the 
school. The special department, as well as each of the collegiate 
classes will have its booth with its colors, and they are vying with 
each other to lead in number and beauty of articles and in taste of 
decoration. The rivalry is healthy and argues splendid results. 

As the time of Commencement draws nearer the details of the 
Bazar will adjust themselves, and more can be said about the ar- 
rangements. At present it is necessary to impress all contributors 
with the fact that the articles must be sent by the first of May ; to 
this statement is added a request for the maiden name of the donor 
and the years she was in school. Loyalty for the Academy and 
interest in this movement have been evidenced in the Twin-City and 
wherever our girls are found. Appeals by letter made to personal 
friends are bringing hearty responses. The committee is keeping 
an accurate list of the names which are given and the number of 
answers received thus far. The former boarding pupils are proving 
as much interested as the day scholars. 

It is the desire of the committee to emphasize the fact that help 
is asked from every one who has been a student or a teacher in any 
department of the school, no matter if only for a short time. 

Please do not feel vou have been overlooked if a request for a 
•donation has not come to you personally. Any article you may 
send, whether large or small, artistic or plain, will be acceptable. 
And especiallv are you urged to send something into which has 
been worked the love you have for old Salem and your memories 
of the old-time sewiner-bowr. 

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from alumna and other friends. 

All communications for this Department should be addressed to The Academy, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. Teachers, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when the letters relate to matters of interest to our 

—We have upon our table several letters which were received 
some weeks since, and which bring before us the faces of highly 
esteemed friends, and will be like personal greetings to many ac- 
quaintances who will read the cordial communications : 

"This morning I've been reading some old Academies and 
they make me hungry for Salem. It is now six years since I said 
good-by to the Class of '98, and already so many changes. I like 
The Academy best when it gives much space to the letters from 
the old girls. I'm really ashamed I've neglected so long sending 
my subscription, and I enclose $1.50, which I think pays up to 
date for me. My old day-keeper, Mary Trimble, I hear from in 
Dresden, where she is studying music, and Mary Pruden waved 
good-by to me as she started on her way to Europe. Mr. Clew- 
ell, I enclose a stamped envelope, and if it isn't asking too much 
will you write me where a letter will reach Miss Jennie Richard- 
son. [Mrs. Jennie Richardson Shaffner, Winston-Salem, N. C], 
also Ruby Satterfield, Hattie and Louise Hazlehurst. I'll 
be so grateful to you, and please also send me a catalogue of Salem. 

' ' I was so glad to get some Salem news through Mary M c- 
Mullan and Lelia Major, who were visiting Margaret and 
Frank Hanes. 

' ' I would love so to see you all. I often think of that day you 
spent with me, but tell Mr. Pfohl I've not forgiven him for passing 
me by last summer. Duncan Winston has just returned from a 
visit to New York and West Point Commencement. And will you 
tell me too where a letter will find Miss Carrie Jonss. [Winston- 
Salem, N. C] Mr. Clewell, I'll be deeply grateful to you for 
these addresses. I think, as time passes, more and more of Salem, 
and the years I spent there and the friends I learned to love so 
deeply there. I realize now how very happy those years were, so 
free from real care and trouble. 

" It does seem so strange to think of little girls as Katie Kil- 
buck and Bess Sloan were when I saw them last as grown young 
women ! \ 

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"Someday I hope to go again to dear old Salem. Please, 
Mr. Clewell, give my dear love to Dr. Rondthaler and Dr. 
Bahnson if they have not forgotten me, and to Mrs. Clewell 
and to the teachers and Mr. Pfohl, and believe me to be always 
with the warmest affection for my Alma Mater, 

1 ' Most sincerely, 

Hertford, N. C. "Bessie Riddick." 

' ' May I take a few moments of your valuable time to tell you 
again how much I appreciate your kindness to me while I was with 
you a guest at the Academy. It was a real pleasure to me to be 
in the dear Academy where as a girl I spent so many happy days. 
Of course I missed the familiar faces of the girls of '89, '90 and '91, 
but it was pleasant to see the teachers who were there during those 
years. Every one was so kind to me and I appreciate it. I would 
like to be remembered to all friends in the Academy and to Bishop 
Rondthaler. I always think of him with love and gratitude for 
his kindness to me as a pupil. My love to Mrs. Clewell. I hope 
she has entirely recovered from her recent indisposition. With kind 
regards and best wishes for yourself, I am, very sincerely, 

" Your old pupil, 

Goldsboro, N. C. Mary Miller Southerland." 

" Some time ago I received a letter from Rosa Hege, asking 
me about attending the reunion. No one knows how I would enjoy 
a visit to old Salem, where I could again see so many of my old 
friends and classmates, but I regret to say that it will be impossible, 
as I am to go abroad with Papa, and 1 think if I were to ask for a 
trip to Salem in addition I would be wanting the " lion's share." I 
wish the reunion could be a little later, or my trip earlier, but they 
do not agree as to time at all. 

" Mr. Clewell, if this will not inconvenience you too much, 
wont you please send me Amy and Bessie Sloan's address? I 
would like to hunt them up while I am in New York if they are 
there when I pass through. I will also appreciate it if you will send 
me one of your catalogues. Regretting that I cannot meet with 
you and the girls I am, with love to all, 

" Sincerely, your friend, 

Atlanta, Ga. " Margie Morris." 

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" Enclosed find $IQ.00 to renew my subscription to The Acad- 
emy. I am always deeply interested in the grand old school, and 
ro know of its continued success. And I never want to miss a 
single copy of the school paper, although so few names, even among 
those of the teachers are familiar. I am, 
" Very sincerely, 

Lakeland, La. " Carro L. Churchill." 

Some Recollections of the School Before and Since 
the Civil War. 


As the joyous festival notes of the Centennial gathering are now 
safely treasured in the Halls of the Past some additional reminis- 
cences may not prove uninteresting to either pupils or Alumni. 
Our dear friend, Mrs. Denke, one of the original six who formed 
the nucleus of the institution, often gave her " Select Class" narra- 
tions concerning the early days of the School, of which one struck 
us as both pathetic and amusing. Upon one occasion, while the 
Faculty were deliberating concerning the admission of a new scholar 
the school girls, with the spirit of devotion so prevalent at the time, 
repaired to a private place, and fervently prayed that the entrance 
might be made for the well-being of all parties. Their request was 
granted ; but, as is often the case with answered petitions, in a few 
months they again repaired to the same place, asking that a ' ' de- 
parture in peace ' ' might be made, matters by no means progress- 
sing so smoothly. 

Many reminiscences have been given the writer by two Chero- 
kee pupils, Delilah and Ellen Hicks, whose father, Lncle 
George Hicks, served as interpreter on the Cherokee Mission for 
forty successive years, steadily refusing to accept any remuneration. 
Ellen, who was very young while in Salem, often spoke very affec- 
tionately of Mr. Jacobson, the Principal, and Miss Schnall, her 
teacher. She spoke with much amusement of the awe with which 
Dr. Schumann inspired the younger pupils. In passing his resi- 
dence in their walks, some paint splotches on the outside wall, 

4142 The Academy. 

caused either by the weather, or some inadvertency on the part of 
the workmen, became associated in their minds with some severe 
surgical operation, causing them to regard him as an almost veri- 
table ogre, and almost hush their breath in passing. The two chil- 
dren received much care and kindness from Sr. Vogler, of Salem, 
the wife of the missionary among the Cherokees. 

Two illustrations may be here given of the home life, which is 
so especial a feature of Moravian schools. At one time quite a 
number of Cherokees were inmates of the institution, among them 
Jane Ross, daughter of the well known chief, John Ross, (who 
served in that capacity for forty years). On one occassion a delega- 
tion of Cherokees passed through Salem on their annual visit to 
Washington. Viewing the town they paused in front of the Acad- 
emy buildings. Travel-stained and worn their appearance was 
somewhat unkempt. The Cherokee school-girls, with a weakness 
not altogether unknown at the present time, disclaimed all knowl- 
edge or connection, except Jane Ross, who, not without, perhaps, 
some trace of feudal feeling, requested permission to go down and 
greet them individually, giving her father's and her own name. The 
request immediately came : " Would not the Chief's daughter give 
them some bread?" Jennie personally asked of Mr. Jacobson the 
privilege of dispensing among them several loaves of bread, with 
the assurance that her father would make good any pecuniary con- 
sideration. Her request was cheerfully, unconditionally granted to 
the extent of a comfortable, substantial meal, sending the children 
of the forest on their way rejoicing. 

To be continued. 

— The entertainment of the Hesperian Society by the Euter- 
peans was one of the pleasing events in the month. The recep- 
tion was in the chapel, the walls and platform being beautifully dec- 
orated. Upon entering the hall the guest was presented with a 
card upon which was a number and the name of an animal. It 
soon appeared that this required the holder of the ticket to sketch 
the animal upon the blackboard with chalk. It is needless to say 
that many of the sketches were marvellous. After the contest there 
were social pleasures and refreshments, and altogether there was a 
splendid time. 

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&1ie jftlontt) in % Srijool. 

— The Sentinel has the following to say of the 4th attraction in 
the Star Course : 

' ' A full house of appreciative music-loving society folks greeted 
Mr. Julian Walker and Miss Ida Miller last evening in the Academy 
Chapel. Mr. Walker's voice, by nature rich and vibrant, is a mar- 
vellous example of the effects of thorough artistic training. Appar- 
ently, singing is second nature to him, and the delight he affords 
his hearers seems to be the reflex action of the pleasure he himself 
finds in voicing his feelings by the medium of song. The songs of 
Phyllis, The Two Grenadiers, Scotch War Song and Feldeinsam- 
keit ( Summerrields) were specially beautiful, though every number 
was hailed with genuine appreciation and applause. Miss Miller's 
renditions thrilled the audience with delight as they never fail to do. 
Prof. Shirley's soulful accompaniments furnished the full comple- 
ment to an evening of rare musical charm. ' ' 

— While in Raleigh Dr. Clewell had the pleasure of visiting 
a number of the patrons and former pupils. He called upon Mr. 
and Mrs. Robbins, Mr. Page and Mr. Allen ; he was entertained 
by Miss Annie Hill, and made visits to the homes of Miss Eliza 
Knox and Miss Lillian Thompson. The brief time at his dis- 
posal made it impossible to call upon a number of other esteemed 
friends who reside in the city. 

— February was a month of entertainments and receptions. 
The Sixth Room decided to give a concert for the benefit of Alum- 
nae Hall, and a splendid programme was prepared.- A stage was 
erected, and, in addition to the music and the readings, there were 
tableaux and pantomimes. The stage was beautifully decorated 
with peach blooms, and seemed like a veritable Japanese scene 
when the tableau of the Japanese wedding was so neatly shown. 
The proceeds amounted to nearly enough to pay for a memorial, 
and it is proposed to complete the same and place the silver plate 
upon the memorial, with the roster of the Sixth Room for the 
year 1904-05. 

— The concert given by the Senior Class was a delightful and 
very successful occasion. The young ladies occupied places on the 

4144 The Academy. 

platform, creating a pleasant impression as a class. The various 
numbers were of a high order, both in music and elocution. At the 
same time there was the ' ' jolly' ' college girl air all the way through, 
especially the glee club numbers. We have often listened to glee 
club songs to which much time and training had been given, which 
did not equal the excellence of the numOers given above. Alto- 
gether the Juniors are to be congratulated upon the success of this 
effort which won credit for the class and cash for the treasury. 

— The Graduating Organ Recitaf of Miss Ivy Nicewonger 
was one of the pleasing events of the season. Miss Nicewonger 
graduated in piano music last year, and has been teaching this year 
in the College but at the same time studying the Pipe Organ. Her 
work has been very successful, and the programme which she pre- 
pared was a great treat for all who attended. We give the pro- 
gramme in full : 

J. S. Bach Prelude in b minor 

Handel .... Sixth Organ Concerto. Allegro — Larghetto — Allegro 


Mendelssohn " O Rest in the Lord." From " Elijah '-' 

Anony "By the Waters of Babylon ' ' 

Nevfn " The Rosary ' ' 

Wolsten Holme Canonza 

Dubois March of the Magi Kings 

( The sustained high note represents the Guiding Star. ) 
Mendelssohn. . . " If with all )'our hearts ye love me." " Elijah " 

Dudley Buck " Fear not ye, O Israel ' ' 

Clifton Bingham " The Plains of Peace ' ' 

Thomas ....*. Gavotte from ' ' Mignon ' ' 

Widor Finale of 2d Organ Symphony 

Schnecker " One Sweetly Solemn Thought ' ' 

( Duet — Contralto and Tenor. ) 

Dethier Variations on an Ancient Christmas Carol 

Assisted by Mr. R. H. Matthews, Tenor, Mrs. Matthews, Contralto. 
— The Moravian Boys Band, assisted by some of the older 
musicians of the city gave a concert in the chapel, March 17th. 
There were between 30 and 40 performers and the character of the 
music and its rendition was such as to call forth repeated and pro- 
longed applause. The band was assisted by Miss Cornelia Lein- 
bach and Miss Lucy Vance and Rev. J. K. Pfohl. Mr. B. J. 
Pfohl is the efficient director. 

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En jttemortam. 

— It is with deep sorrow that we chronicle the death of several 
of our esteemed Alumnae, Mrs. H. C. Thomas (Carrie Butner), 
of Salem, N. C. ; Mrs. A. D. Prince (Hennie Schiff), of Wash- 
ington, D. C. ; Mrs. D. H. Hill (Isabella Morrison), of Raleigh, 
N. C. , and Mrs. Hugh K. Reid (Caroline Settle), of Greens- 
boro, N. C. , and present the following necessarily brief memorial 
notices : 

Mrs. Thomas was born in Salem in 1S40, and spent her child- 
hood and youth here. She was for a short time a teacher in the 
Academy, and, later, taught in the Thomasville Seminary until her 
marriage to Mr. H. C. Thomas, of that place. There she lived, 
beloved and esteemed by all who knew her, until some five years 
ago when she returned to her old, dearly-loved home. As long as 
health permitted she was cheerfully busy and active wherever she 
could be of service. When disease laid its heavy hand upon her 
she was patient and resigned, never murmuring as its grasp became 
stronger and deeper. An attack of pneumonia proved too much 
for her failing strength, and on the morning of Feb. 28th she was 
called up higher, to the Father's house above. She leaves a hus- 
band, three daughters and one son, besides a wide circle of relatives 
and friends to mourn their loss. 

Mrs. Prince came to her death almost instantaneously about 10 
P. M., Feb. 27th. She had accompanied her mother, Mrs. Schiff, 
of Charlotte, N. C. , who had been visiting her, to the Pennsylvania 
Station in Washington, and, while her husband, Mr. Prince, was in 
the station she lingered for a few moments in the Pullman sleeper 
to kiss her mother good-by, and in, attempting to step from the 
train which had been put in motion, she fell and her life was crushed 
out before she had time to utter a scream. Mr. Prince was just 
about leaving to telegraph to his wife at Alexandria, telling her to 
get off there, while he would take the electric car and meet her, 
when several of the employees rushed out to the track, and as Mr. 
Prince stopped and looked at the mangled form he was horrified to 
see that it was his own wife. There were some signs of life ; an 
ambulance was summoned from the Emergency Hospital, all pos- 
sible speed was made, but when the body was taken out at the hos 
pital life was extinct. Mrs. Schiff was known and loved here in her 

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old school home, and her sudden, tragic end has caused a great 
shock. She was 45 years old, in the very prime of her womanly 
strength and usefulness. 

" Friend after friend departs ! 
Who hath not lost a friend ? 
There is no union here of hearts 
That finds not here an end." 

Mrs. Isabella Morrison Hill, widow of the late noted Confed- 
erate general, D. H. Hill, died on Dec. 12th, 1904, at her home in 
West Raleigh. She had shown signs of declining health, but her 
condition was not alarming until the Sunday before her death. She 
was in her 80th year, and was a woman of rare gifts, and her sweet, 
pure, christian life was a benediction to all who knew her. She was 
a student of Salem Academy and College ia 1841, together with her 
sisters, Mrs. Stonewall Jackson, Mrs. Judge Avery, &c. Her dis- 
tinguished husband, General Hill, like his beloved chieftan, Robert 
E. Lee, after the war devoted himself to the education of the young- 
men of the South, in Davidson College, until his death. 

About ten years ago Mrs. Hill moved to Raleigh, living next 
to her son, Prof. D. H. Hill, of the A. and M. College. She had 
besides two sons, Chief Justice Joseph M. Hill, of the Supreme 
Court of Arkansas, and Dr. Randolph Hill, of Los Angeles, Cal., 
and two daughters, Mrs. P. J. Arnold, of West Virginia, and Miss 
Nannie Hill temporarily in Florida. Her remains were taken to 
Davidson College, and interred beside her husband. 

Again we are called upon to note the death of one of our old 
and highly esteemed Alumnae, Mrs. Hugh K. Reid, of Greens- 
boro, N. C. , sister of the late Judge Settle, and connected on all 
sides with the most noted men and women of the old North State. 
She was born on the plantation of her father, the elder Judge Settle 
in 1827. She was a pupil of the Academy about 1N39 or '40, and 
in 1866 married Hugh K. Reid, a leading business man of Reids- 
ville, after whom the place was named. He died in 1897, and since 
that time she has mostly resided with her niece, Mrs. Beall. of 
Greensboro. The death of Mrs. Reid removes one of the loveliest 
products of the old regime, adapted with rare tact to the changed 
conditions of the present. Born of a distinguished family, sur- 
rounded from childhood with all the opportunities of cultured inde- 

The Academy. 4147 

pendence she developed a combination of qualities that made her 
to be loved and admired by all who knew her. Her intellectual 
gifts were of the highest order, and were cultivated by extensive 
reading as well as by a close observation of passing events. The 
real beauty of her life lay in its home influence, its family affections, 
its gentle charity and its Christian faith. 


For the Rev. and Mrs. Robert de Schweinitr column : 

Mrs. Hattie Goforth Hill $2.00 

Mrs. Emma Reich Fogle 5.00 

Miss Sarah Vogler 1.00 

Mrs. M. G. Fant Shepherd 1.00 

(Total, $146.25) 

Memorial door, 6th Room, S. A. & C $40.00 

(Total to date for Hall, $14,795.62.) 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treas. 


Jackson— Fkrabee. --On January 24th. 1905, Mr. D. K. Jackson and 
Miss Agnes F^erabee. of Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Mosely—Lineback.— On January 24th, 1905, Mr. VY. W. Mosely and 
Miss Ida Lineback, of High Point, N. C. 

Redding— Wood —On February 15th, 1905. in Asheboro, N. C, Mr. 
John Oscar Redding and Miss Blanche Penn Wood. 

Roberts— MacDonald. — On February 20th, 1905, in Carthage, N. C, 
Rev. John Kaounts Roberts and Miss Alice Glenn MacDonald. 

Hall— Jones —On March 1st, 1905, in Salem, N. C, Mr. S. E. Hall 
and Miss Mattie Little Jones. 


Thomes —On February 28th, 1905, in Salem, N. C, Mis H. C. Thomas 
(Carrie Butner). 

Prince. -On February 28th, 1905, in Washington, D. C, Mrs. A. D. 
Prince (Hennie Schiff). 

Hill.— On December 12, 1905, on Raleigh, N. C, Mrs. Gen. D. H. Hill 
(Isabella Morrison), daughter of the late Dr. Robert H. Morrison, the 
first President of Davidson Colleare. 


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FALL TERM will open in its commodious and splendid new school building 
constructed according to best ideas of lighting, heating and ventilation ; 
thoroughly equipped in all its departments; regular gymnasium practice. 
Graduates from Classical Course enter State University without examination. 
Situations easily secured by those completing course in Commercial Arithmetic. 
Book-keeping, Phonography, and Type-^ riting. Special courses in Music and 
•Elocution. Home accommodations for boarders. Send for catalogu2. 

JAS. P. BROWER, A. M. Head Master. 



Moravian Boarding School for Boys. 

FOUNDED 1785. 

Beautiful location and exceptionally healthful climate Military organization combined 
with home-care for the individual scholar. Besides the regular Academic Course of Study 
and music, the preparation for College or for the technical Schools ntay bt undertaken 

Terms $3?o per annum. The Easter Session btgins January 10th, 1893. 

Rev. S.J. BLUM, Principal. 














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N. C. 


Vol. 28. Winston-Salem, N. C, April, 1905. No. 246 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to Thf Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


— At the request of one of the Committee having the Bazar in 
charge we extend an invitation to any of the former pupils who have 
not contributed to the same to kindly do so, and thus insure a 
greater success. An effort has been made to reach all of the former 
pupils in Winston-Salem, but this is, of course, almost impossible, 
hence this invitation to come forward and contribute something. 
The Academy will take the liberty of adding that the ladies will 
be made very happy if they also receive the aid and encouragement 
of friends who are not Alumnae, and that the invitation to aid is 
extended to friends and Alumna? away from town as well as those 
living in Winston-Salem. Let us all unite to make the occasion a 

—The special effort of the Juniors in behalf of the Alumnae 
Memorial Hall is a very worthy one, and we are leased to note 
that they have met with marked success. The Sixth Room girls 
have also done well in their work, and we hope that the special 
preparations which are being put forth in behalf of the Bazar will 

4150 The Academy. 

result in materially increasing the fund. The Juniors have ex- 
pressed the hope that the united efforts of all the friends may result 
in pushing the work to that point that they may graduate in the 
new hall in 1906. 

— The letter from Mr. Edward Wessels, which appears on an- 
other page, will be read with interest. Mr. Wessels seems to be 
happy in his new home, even though it is an adopted one, and we 
thank him for the cordial and Friendly expressions in regard to the 


—The reminiscences given in the communication from Mrs. J. 
B. Lineback will, no doubt, bring up in the minds of many readers 
of The Academy experiences which cluster around the same time. 
The days of the Civil War were full of startling events, and it is to 
be devoutly hoped that they will never be repeated. 

— The North Carolina Teachers' Assembly will meet in Greens- 
boro this year, June 13-16. A very attractive programme has 
been prepared, and many speakers of note will attend. The Assem- 
bly has in the past partaken of the nature of part work and part 
pleasure. It seems from the plans laid down this year that work 
will be the real object, since it is claimed by those who have been 
connected with the effort in the past that in the end the pleasure 
portion predominated and the work became secondary. Hence, 
from the printed matter that has come to us, we feel certain that 
those who attend will find great profit in so doing. 

— We request parents to communicate with us as soon as 
possible in regard to their wishes in connection with the return 
home of their daughters. In the past we have found it to be a 
great accommodation to all parties to have the tickets purchased 
and the trunks checked by the school office force. In this way 
tickets can in each instance be purchased direct to the home of 
the pupils, and the trunks checked to their destination. Bur it is 
necessary to have the instructions and the funds in the hands of 

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Mr. Pfohl just as soon as possible after this communication is sent 
to our patrons. We will be pleased to have you write us and give 
us your instructions in the matter. 

— We give elsewhere in this number a review of the historical 
work recently published by Miss Fries. It is a valuable contribu- 
tion to the historical literature of the Church and of the South, as it 
deals with unwritten history connected with our sister State of 

— For the benefit of those who may not have seen last month's 
number of The Academy we republish the programme for the ap- 
proaching Commencement. The exercises will' begin on Saturday 
night, May '20, with the special programme prepared by the Seniors. 
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock the Baccalaureate Sermon will be 
delivered. Monday morning the Senoirs will have their special 
exercises on the campus, consisting of the Tree Planting, the Pres- 
entation of the Memorial Steps, and other interesting numbers. 
Monday afternoon will be given over to the Alumnae for their' meet- 
ing. Monday night the Grand Concert, and Tuesday morning, 
May 23d, at ten o'clock, the Commencement Exercises, when the 
address will be delivered and the diplomas presented. The sermon 
will be preached by the Rev. D. Clay Lilly, D.. D., and the ad- 
dress by Senator Alfred Moore Scales, of Greensboro, N. C. 


The holy Easter season was celebrated with unusual interest 
this year, and we feel certain that many former pupils were with us 
in spirit, even though every one who desired to do so could not be 
with us in person. A very large number of visitors were present,, 
patrons, alumnae and friends of the pupils. 

A very important part of the full celebration of Easter is the 
weather. This year it was ideal. As the season is late the weather 
was mild and it was also fair throughout the entire week. 

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The celebration began on Palm Sunday when in the Home 
church as well as in the associated churches of Christ and Calvary, 
a large number of persons united with the Church, nearly one hun- 
dred in all. The decorations were tine and the interest marked. 

The ' ' reading services ' ' were begun on Sunday evening and 
continued during the week. On Maundy Thursday and Good Fri- 
day there were services during the day as well as at night, and these 
were specially solemn and impressive. The Holy Communion on 
Thursday night was largely attended, as was also the Lovefeast on 
Great Sabbath afternoon. 

On Saturday evening loving and busy hands arranged a chaste 
and beautiful decoration in the church. It was unique and attrac- 
tive, one of the finest seen in the Home church for a number of 
years. The large cross suspended back of the pulpit was the loving 
tribute of a mother in memory of her dear departed child, and this 
fact gave a specially tender joy to those who were present at the 
services of Easter Day. 

The early morning service on Sunday was looked forward to 
with interested anticipations, and brought very many visitors to our 
towns. The first portion of the service was in front of the Home 
church, at 5 o'clock, A. M. , and the second portion was on the 
graveyard. Already before this early hour the church band of fifty 
musicians had passed throughout the town discoursing the happy 
Easter resurrection music, and when the large company gathered it 
is probable that there were six thousand or more people present. 
The graves of loved ones were beautifully decorated with the freshest 
Spring flowers, and the clear morning sun arose while the worship- 
pers were still on the sacred spot. The reverence displayed by this 
vast concourse of people was one of the very impressive parts of the 

The Easter week services were closed on Sunday evening by 
the reading of the account of the resurrection and the singing of 
appropriate hymns. 

It can be truly said of this Easter season that the deep spirit of 
reverence and devotion which was present throughout was unusual 
and was a source of thankfulness to the congregation as well as of 
pleasure and profit to the many visitors. 

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What are you doing- for the Bazar? is the question that has 
been asked by old and young of the Academy girls. The time is 
now at hand, for the first week in May is the time appointed to 
receive all articles for the Bazar. 

A Register has been kept of all girls to whom personal friends 
have written, and likewise a register of all town friends who have 
almost without exception promised something. With such prom- 
ises in hand success is assured. 

In a number of instances cordial letters have been received to 
the effect that for some good reason the writer was unable to send 
handwork, but enclosed either fancy work designs, with silks, to be 
made up by the purchaser, or money for the Bazar funds. 

As each article is received it will be entered in another book, 
together with the name of the donor and such information as is 
given on the attached card. The information we particularly wish 
is your maiden name, if married ; the Class to which you belonged, 
and your present name and address. 

The most urgent request comes last. After making your con- 
tribution attend the Bazar and bring your friends with you. 

Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, May 20th — 22d — 2jd. 

— A letter enclosing a contribution to the Alumnae Razzy at 
Commencement was recently received from the oldest living alumna 
of the Academy so far as we know. The letter is doubly precious, 
coming as it does from a former pupil of the Academy who is now 
in her 94th year and still active and intelligently acute — interested 
and alive to all that is going on about her.. She is Mrs. Elizabeth 
Rankin, of Asheville. N. C. We quote a few extracts from her 
letter to Mrs. H. Clemmons, of Salem, N. C. : 

" My memories of you are very distinct,, and perhaps I remem- 
ber more kindly still my school-days in the long ago. It was in 
March, 1825, just SO years ago, that I took by private conveyance 
the long journey from my girlhood's home in East Tennessee to 
Salem, where I remained a little more than a year, returning home 
in May, 1826. My elder sister, Julia Raleigh Roadman, and a 

4154 The Academy. 

younger one, Emma, both long since passed away, were also pupils, 
the first before me, and the other one some years later. The 15th 
day of this past February was my 93d birthday. 
" Yours, very sincerely, 

"Elizabeth L. Rankin." 

Moravians in Georgia. 

" The Moravians in Georgia, 1735-1740," is the title of a work 

just from the press of Edwards & Broughton, Raleigh, by Miss 
Adelaide L. Fries. The work contains 4o'l pages, and 15 illustra- 
tions. The price is $1.50 and the publication can be obtained at 
the office of Mr. J. A. Lineback, in Salem, at Watkins' Bookstore, 
Winston, or orders may be sent direct to the author in Winston- 
Salem, N. C. 

This contribution to the historical literature of the Moravian 
Church is most interesting and valuable because it treats of a chap- 
ter of hitherto unwritten history relating to an heroic effort to estab- 
lish a work in the State of Georgia, then a colony of England. The 
history itself is more like a sacred romance than like an historical 
experience, but in addition to matters of general interest there are 
several events which are associated with wider world history One 
of those events is the association of the Moravians with John and 
Charles Wesley, and the influence of their deep piety, their christian 
heroism and their unserving loyalty to the cause of Christ, upon the 
Wesleys. The interesting experience in the storms while crossing 
the ocean is fully described, and also the latter intimate relations 
between the Wesleys and the Moravians. 

Much light is thrown upon the early days in the Georgia colo- 
ny, in the time of Gen. James Oglethrope, and hence the work is of 
special value to the student of Georgia history as well as to the 
Moravian reader. 

The bravery of these godly men in giving up their property and 
their plans for a home in this section of the new world, rather than 
act contrary to conscience, causes them to appear in an heroic light. 
Rather than submit to unjust demands they did as many other per- 
secuted christians in all lands and during many centuries, they for- 
sook all for the cause of Christ. 

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We cannot but regret that the liberty which was later given to 
■the people of Georgia did not come sooner, since there is little 
doubt but that there would now be a prosperous province of the 
Moravian Church in the great State of Georgia. But history has 
been written otherwise. 

This work of Miss Fries' pen calls for special interest because of 
the very great difficulty attending the gathering of the facts. The 
sources of information were widely .scattered, in Europe and Amer- 
ica, and to many students the task would have appeared to have 
been an impossibilitv. But the author spent a number of years in 
laboriously gathering the information from the scattered sources till 
we have the complete volume of which we are speaking. Without 
Miss Frit-s' effort it is safe to sav that with passing time this interest- 
ing chapter of historv would have entirely disappeared. As it is, 
we can now read of the heroic effort of our spiritual forefathers in 
this work, which even in its unsuccessful termination in Georgia, 
preaches to us a great sermon on thorough consecration to the cause 
of our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, and we may add that it was 
not really unsuccessful, since it inspired other efforts which were put 
forth in other parts of America and Europe, and gave a great im- 
petus to missionary work, for which work the Moravians have be- 
come well known all over the world. 

In this connection it is interesting to note that the Historical 
Societies of Wachovia and of Pennsylvania will soon place a monu- 
ment in the old Savannah cemetery where lie the, remains of ten 
members of the Moravian Church who died during the period from 
1735-1740. J. H. Clewell. 

— The passing of time appears in the death of a number of 
trees on the campus and on the Square in front of the school build- 
ings. The great English elm at the north east corner of the square 
had to be removed, as well as several other trees on the campus and 
in the Salem Square. Large as were the great shade trees they were 
removed without accident of any kind. 

— A Chapter of the Greek letter fraternity, Alpha Delta Phi 
was organized, Saturday, March 25th, two representatives from 
Macon, Ga., having come to Salem for this purpose. The repre- 
sentatives from Georgia were Misses Solomon and Moore. 

4156 The Academy. 

Some Recollections of the School Before and Since the 

Civil War. 


The next instance given concerns another Jane Ross, a sister of 
the chief, but many vears younger than himself. She attended the 
Bethiehem school while verv young, and received much kindly 
attention from Miss Mary Connolly (a maiden lady of ample for- 
tune and warm heart, still remembered in Bethlehem, though de- 
ceased some years ago). To little Jennie it always appeared as the 
most delightful of ' ' happenings ' ' could she only receive a box from 
home as the other scholars did ; but the extreme distance and cum- 
bersome modes of locomotion in vogue at the time, precluded to 
her all idea of such an event. Imagine then her astonishment and 
pleasure to one day receive, on the old stage coach, a box of goodly 
size, duly addressed and filled with delicious concoctions of home 
manufacture. In her joy at its reception the fresh and excellent 
condition of the contents caused no surprise, until finding a cake 
similar in shape and consistency to those she had often seen upon 
Miss Connolly's table. After many evasions and cross-questionings 
the fact was admitted that the box had been prepared under Miss 
Connelly's personal supervision, and sent to the little homesick 
Indian girl. Both instances have been verbally given the writer, in 
terms of grateful, affectionate remembrance. 

It may not be amiss in this connection to speak of the latter. 
Miss Ross, as one of the " salt of the earth," possessing an especial 
genius for self-sacrifice, drawing other people's burden's to her own 
shoulders, and bearing them with patience and fortitude. She was 
the comfort and solace of a widowed mother during the sorrowful 
days of the Civil War, and after losing both parents and suffering 
loss of fortune, became the support and stay of a deceased brother's 
family. Her one especial desire was to visit Salem, of which she 
had heard so much, but, to use her own words, "after reaching 
womanhood she had never been able to earn money half so fast as 
her family needed it." This desire was never fulfilled. 

After the lapse of many years, with the wisdom gained by life's 
experience, we can now realize how great must have been the strain 
upon the head and heart of our beloved Principal, Rev. Robert de 

The Academy. 415 7 

Schvveinitz, during the Civil War. How vividly we remember the 
bleak, chilly, spring day when the chapel bell rang about half-past 
four, an unusual occurrence. We repaired to our rooms, awaiting 
we knew not what, until Mr. de Schweinitz appeared, with hurried 
step and anxious mien. He announced the approach of a portion 
of. the Federal army, earnestly requesting us not to give way to fear 
or excitement, promising that all would be done that could be for 
our safety and protection, a promise abundantly fulfilled. To the 
honor of General Stoneman's command be it said that no act of 
intentional rudeness or discourtesy was offered the school while the 
soldiers remained in the vicinity. 

To be continued. 

Greetings from Paris. 

Dear Editor : — 

To-night my thoughts were directed " Salemward " as I looked 
over the excellent catalog, which was packed with some business 
papers months ago in the United States, and only resurrected an 
hour ago. At my side are the reports of our daughter's work for 
the past two months, and I must really rub my eyes and be awake, 
or shall be tempted to overlook the fact that thousands of watery 
leagues lie between Salem and Paris. Yet it seems very close, for 
before me rises a vision of days of yore. I see tier after tier of bright 
young faces and find myself telling the Seniors of the beauties ot 
Jamaica ; that summer land " where the Caribbean breaks." There 
is a look of astonishment as I tell them of its magnificent mountains. 
one towering nearly 8000 feet above the plains. The pencils are 
active, and down on the note books goes this geographical fact. 

And now I see that dainty banquet, spread with generous 
hand. Anon a charming Miss from South Carolina asks if she 
may have the honor (?) of escorting me. And in we go. The 
pleasure of that night abides with me. No ! Our poet's view point 
and mine do not agree. In his " Bells of San Bias," you may 
remember, Longfellow wrote : 

" O Bells of San Bias, in vain Ye call back the Past again, 
The Past is deaf to your prayers ! Out of the shadow of the 

The. world rolls into light ; It is daybreak everywhere." 

41-*>.S The Academy 

No ! The Past is with us ; but little did I fancy that in com- 
ing days it would be our pleasure and privilege to have our daugh- 
ter enrolled in " S. F. A." Much would we give to visit the Acad- 
emy, but it's a far cry to Paris from North Carolina and, like the 
French, my good wife and I must say pax encore. Jt is said that 
all good Americans come to Paris to end their days ; but we are 
here to live and are getting all possible benefit from contact with 
the foreign customs. How true it is that we generally find what we 
seek. That is emphasized hourly in this gay, yet sad, effervescent, 
yet serious, world's pleasure ground. Were Americans and Fng- 
lish to conduct themselves here as they do at home, we should hear 
less of the "awful wickedness" of Paris and more of its history, its 
art, its architecture, ite music, and its numerous things worth while, 
which easilv place it in the van of the world's beautiful cities. Let 
it be known that the things of a baser sort are provided for foreign 
consumption and do not represent the real French home life. You 
must have gathered this from Pastor Wagner's addresses so re- 
cently published in America. We had the pleasure of entertaining 
him at tea recently, and it was most instructive to listen to his com- 

Of course, we are awaiting our children's sailing with as much 
philosophy as we can summon. Looking over your roster it appears 
that Ruth is farther away from home than any scholar. It will 
not be easy to give her up in September, but we have booked her 
passage back to the States. S. F. A. is doing her great good, and 
our warm appreciation goes out to all who have helped her to prog- 
ress. So, dear Academy, we stretch hands across the sea, and 
salute you. Greetings to the eminent and respected institution 
whose spokesman you are ; to the honored President under whose 
wise direction a grand work has been done and goes forward ; to 
his unselfish and tireless wife, and to all the Faculty ! When they 
come to our city we shall gladly welcome them. An revoir. 

Edward J. Wessels. 

Champs Elysee, Paris. 
27th March, 1905. 

P. S. — Mrs. Wessels just says ; " But you have not spoken of 
Paris, the magnificent Place de la Concorde, etc. , etc. Pardon me 
for the omission. Some da)- I may feel prompted to write again. 

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<Zflic jlttontf) in t|)e Softool 

— The past month has been a very busy one in our school life, 
and there have been more things transpiring than we can describe 
within the space at our disposal. Hence if some pleasing experiences 
are not noted or but briefly described it is due to the fact noted 
above. In general the experiences of the past weeks have been very 
happy and the approaching Commencement promises a delight- 
ful close to a very prosperous school year. 

— One of the pleasing features of the month was the Graduating 
Recitals of the Music Department. There were three of these. The 
first was that of Miss Grace Taylor ; the second, Miss Ivy Nice- 
vonger, and the third Miss May Morrison. The first and third 
of these were in the Piano Department, the second in the Organ 
Department. We regret that we cannot give the programs of these 
several occasions since they show in a special manner the excellent 
class work done in the Music Department. The Recitals were at- 
tended by a large number of friends from town as well as from the 
School. In fact they are among the brightest and most enjovable of 
the year. 

— The Seniors have been visiting various places in the city to 
study by observation the topics which have claimed their attention 
during the present term. One visit was made to the Sanitarium of 
Drs. Rierson & Copple, where they were shown applied electricity 
in the medical profession. The workings of the X-ray were exam- 
ined, also the many different pieces of apparatus in this well-equip- 
ped hospital. On another occasion they visited the electric plant 
of the Fries Manufacturing & Power Co. , and were shown elec- 
tricity as generated for commercial purposes. Messrs. Sigg, Crist 
and White gave full and careful explanations to the Class of the 
workings of the machines. These visits, under the direction of Miss 
Clarke, are very beneficial to the Class. 

— The Sophomores recently entertained the Seniors at Nissen 
Park, and the occasion was a most enjoyable one in all respects. 

— A number of representatives from the Academy attended the 
basket ball game at the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium in Winston. The 
game was a good one and elicited much enthusiasm. 

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— Some days since Paulina Frye arrived from Costa Rica, 
Central America, and became a member of the Tenth Room Com- 
pany. We were happy to welcome her into our school family, as 
well as Nannie Dickinson and Louise Brown, both of whom 
have entered as boarders within the past weeks. 

— The Class Ivy planting is always a bright and happy event. 
This year was no exception to the rule. When the day had been 
fixed the sun seemed to be uncertain in regard to his intentions, but 
finally decided to shed its bright rays on nature for a few hours. 
During these hours of brightness the programme was carried out in 
a very successful manner. The entire school was gathered in front 
of South Hall, when the Seniors came from their class room, fol- 
lowing their class banner. Gathered in front of South Hall the 
following programme was carried out :— Song, " Gaudeamus. " Ivy 
planting. Song, ' ' Not Quite. ' ' Addresses by Drs. Rondthaler 
and Clewell, Miss Lehman and the Class President, Miss Rhea. 
Song, "The Model College Girl." Class Yell. Exeunt omnes. 
The entire occasion was a great success. 

— Mr. WesseL, whose interesting communication appears in 
another part of this number, recently entertained Pastor Wagner at 
an afternoon tea at the Elysee Palace Hotel, in Paris. On that occa- 
sion at Mr. Wessels request the famous author of "The Simple 
Life," and other well known books, was requested to send a letter 
to Ruth Wessels, and he cheerfully did so. The letter is in French, 
but the following is a translation of it : — 

" To Ruth Wessels :— Have you blue eyes, my little girl, or 
brown ones ? Of course it does not matter, provided you may smile 
to those who need a little sunlight in this gloomy life, the color of 
your eves is all right. Charles Wagner." 

— We were happy to greet among the many visitors at Easter, 
Mrs. Judge Brown, ( Laura Ellison) with Mrs. James Gray 
Thomas, ( Hattie Ellison) of Mobile, Ala., and Mrs. Ivy Fore- 
irw n, of Raleigh, N. C These friends remained till alter the close 
of the Easter services. 

— Bishop John Taylor Hamilton. D. I). , of Saxony, is paying 
an official visit to the Moravian churches in North Carolina. He was 
a Classmate of Dr. CLEWELL. Bishop Hamilton will visit all the 
churches in Alaska before returning to his home in Germany. 

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The Blossoming Palm. 

It would almost seem as if the precious memories clustered 
around Palm Sunday had stimulated one of the Palms in the lower 
hall to blossom in honor of the season. 

It has been a pleasure to botanists and flower lovers in general 
to watch the unfolding of the two great spikes of tiny, yellowish 
blossoms on one of the two fine Fan Palms, " Latania Borbonice" 
that stand on either side of the entrance doors to Main Hall, like 
gigantic sentinels. They reach from floor to ceiling and have a cir- 
cumference of about 25 feet each. The thick, mono-cotyledonous 
main stems are covered with brownish hairs 8 or 10 inches in length, 
and the stately beauty of their fronds needed just these spikes of 
blossom to make them unique and perfect in their way. 

The palms are about 25 years of age, having originally belonged 
to Mr. C. Hege, from whom they were purchased by the Academy. 
Several weeks ago, a great ,spathe put forth from the broader of the 
two trees, sending out a large panicle of small, yellow, granulated 
blossoms. Soon another appeared . and the two long, drooping, 
plume-like spikes, tri-ternately divided, are objects of curiosity to 
all who have seen them. The small, yellow, three-parted corollas, 
inclosing six stamens and three pistils, give a coral-like appearance 
to the panicle. While palms of different varieties have been culti- 
vated here and long used for decorative purposes, so far as we know 
this is the first time that one has developed blossoms, outside of its 
native habitat, and we watch it with growing interest. 

"The Most Popular College Songs." 

The above is a new book of College Songs published by the 
enterprising firm of Hinds, Noble & Eldredge. This firm has been 
active in placing before the public a number of books containing the 
best songs for schools and colleges and in so doing they have done 
a service to the schools. This feature of school life is an important 
one, and is difficult to secure just what is wanted. Among 
the publications which they publish are volumes for a number of the 
the larger colleges, also for schools in the east, schools in the west 

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and also for colleges for young women as well as for men. The 
national feature is strong, and the light side of life is not neglected, 
and yet many of the selections are beautiful and even pathetic. 
Thus is provided material for the needs of the various schools in the 
various sections. The special volume noted aoove is a recent pub- 
lication and contains the cream of the other books. This one should 
be in every school for it contains just what you will need at one time 
or another, and will more than likely not know where to find the 
particular selection you wish, and then too when you see the selec- 
tions it is probable that they will appeal to you to such an extent 
that you will introduce the music into the school and find the results 
very satisfactory indeed. 


— Mrs. Ruby Sydnor Spainhour, with her husband and 
three children, called on her friends, Feb. 16th. They were return- 
ing from Florida, and the next day continued their journey to their 
Wilkesboro home. 

— Miss Ruth Matthews is teaching school near her home in 
Eastern North Carolina. 

— Miss Eliza Knox is assisting her father. Dr. A. W. Knox, 
in his office in Raleigh. 

— Miss Lilliax Thompson holds the important position of 
stenographer to Governor Glenn. 

— Messrs. Jones, Harris and Lambeth, of Thomasville, and 
Little, of Wadesboro, attended the South-Bound Railway rally in 
Winston-Salem in March. 

— We are glad to learn that Grace Leslie, '04, is rapidly 
regaining her health after the severe surgical operation. She is at 
her home in Brooklyn, X. Y. 

— Amy and Bessie SLOAN are spending the winter in Albany, 
N. Y. They will return to New York beginning of May. 

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— Rev. Edward S. Wolle, of Philadelphia, Pa. , and Messrs. 
Clarence and George Wolle, of Bethlehem, Pa., visited Salem dur- 
ing the illness of their mother, Mrs. Augustus Wolle. Mrs. Wolle 
is now improving, and we hope will soon regain her normal health. 

— Bishop Rondthaleu visited Charleston, where he preached 
on Sunday, March ID. 

— Annie and Ha/.el Clarke entered school some days ago 
from Mt. Airy. They are members of the Tenth Room. 

— We are glad to note that Sallie Payne, who had to under- 
go a severe surgical operation at the hospital, is rapidly improving. 

jht iBcmonam. 

— One of our later Alumnae, Etta Pittman. after a brief, 
happy, married life, was called up higher early in February. She 
was a pupil of the Academy some years ago, and lived in the little 
town of Grandview, Texas, until her marriage in October, 1903. 
Then with her husband, Mr. Randolph Morgan, she went to live in 
Kingfisher, Oklahoma. Just as her heart was beginning "to thrill 
beneath the touch of baby fingers," she was seized with a malig- 
nant fever which brought her short life to a close. Her body was 
brought to her old home in Texas for interment, where the memory 
of her pure, unsullied character will long be cherished. She was 
gentle, unselfish, kind, courteous and loving, all of which hallowed 
the affliction of those who held her so dear. 

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Vol. 28. Winston-Salem, N. C. , May— June, 1905. No. 247 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to The Academy, Winston -Salem, N. C. 


— Those of our readers who desire to examine a prospectus of 
the school work for next year will find the same at the end of this 
number of The Academy. We will be pleased to furnish Cata- 
logue and views on application. 

— It is with pleasure that we announce the engagement of Prof. 
Storer, of Boston, as head of the Vocal Department for the com- 
ing year. Mr. Storer is a pupil of Mr. White, of the New Eng- 
land Conservatory of Music, and pupils will therefore find the 
methods they have been pursuing under Miss Morrison can be 
■continued under Prof. Storer. The latter comes to us very highly 
recommended as a teacher, as a soloist and as a christian gentle- 
man. Entering upon his duties at this time when music is receiv- 
ing so much successful attention we feel sure that his efforts will be 
followed by marked results. 

— With the beginning of Prof. Storer' s work in the Vocal 
Department it will be our desire to make this branch of the Music 
■Department more and more popular. Hence the prices have been 
arranged so as to bring instruction in Vocal Music within the reach 
of any who wish to pursue this branch. Those taking lessons 

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alone will be charged the same as those who receive instruction 
under Prof. Shirley. But in classes of two or three (and Prof. 
Storer says this form of instruction has certain distinct advantages) 
the charges will be $30 for the full school-year for each pupil. 
Special information regarding this department will be furnished on 

— Miss Grosch will succeed Miss Lewis in the Piano De- 
partment. Miss Grosch is a native of Lititz, Penn. , and has been 
pursuing her studies in the New England Conservatory. She 
stands very high in the estimation of her teachers, and in addition 
to our welcome to her as an accomplished piano instructor we also 
welcome her as a member of our Moravian congregation of Lititz. 

— Miss Greider has resigned her position after several years 
of patriotic and successful work, and her music position will be 
filled by Miss Roueche, her position as room teacher by Miss 
Brewer. Both these latter ladies have already been connected 
with the school in other capacities. 

— It is with great regret that we give up Miss Morrison after 
several years of earnest work. As a pupil already she made a 
marked success as a vocalist, and later as a teacher she was not 
only successful as an instructor but it is seldom that we have had a 
more loyal teacher than Miss Luda. Our best wishes go with her 
for the future, and she will always have the warmest friendship of 
those connected with the sehool. 

— Miss Brewer will be in charge of the Department of Do- 
mestic Science during the coming year. Miss Wolle will be com- 
pelled to be with her mother during the coming year, and much as 
her host of friends regret to see her go, duty makes it imperative for 
her to remain in Pennsylvania this year. Miss Brewer has been 
active in the Cooking School all during the past year, and we feel 
sure will be successful in watching over its interests in the future. 
Miss Fulp will enter the school as duty teacher to fill the vacancy 
made by Miss Wolle' s resignation. 

— It is seldom that an effort has been handled in as brilliant 
and successful a manner as was the Bazaar held during Commence- 

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ment. This work enlisted the interest of all former pupils at 
home, as well as abroad, but the direct management was especially 
in the hands of Mrs. Will Shaffner and Miss Etta Shaffner. When 
they were congratulated on the marvellous success they always re- 
plied : " O, it was because every one helped," but the "every one" 
could help only because of the efficient leadership. The account of 
the Bazaar is given elsewhere. 

— As will be seen from the acknowledgments a gratifying sum 
has been added to the building fund of Alumnae Hall. This is a 
pleasing fact, because it indicates that with the interest which now 
exists the work of the next year will be followed by still greater 
results. It is not an impossibility to look forward to the occupation 
of the hall for Commencement, '06, but it is a certainty that to do 
so calls for a large amount of earnest work. 

— " Memorial Hall for '06 " was the motto of last year's Jun- 
iors. The class represents much energy and power. We have no 
reason to suppose that they will allow their energy to lapse since 
they have become Seniors, and we hope that all their efforts may 
meet with a generous support during the school-year before us. 

— The publication of the Class Annual, under the direction of 
Miss Ora Hunter as editor-in-chief, was really a brilliant achieve- 
ment. The amount of money required was large (between five and 
six hundred dollars) and the opportunities for securing this sum 
were limited. But with zeal Miss Hunter and those associated 
with her labored, overcoming all difficulties, and when the books 
were delivered handed a check to the publishers for the full amount. 
In addition to the admirable business management the excellence of 
the work itself has called forth the admiration of all. The edition 
was limited to 65 copies, so that very few were favored with one of 
the books. The illustrations are fine, the typography first-class, 
the reading matter meritorious, and the binding first-class. The 
volume is a credit to the printers, to the school and above all to the 

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The Commencement season is always one of special interest to 
all who study the development of affairs at Salem, in that it closes 
one period of time, and is in a certain sense the reflection of the 
history of the closing school year. This year Commencement differed 
from Commencement of other years in two particulars. The one 
was the fact that the time was contracted, and yet nothing lost in 
the way of enjoyment. In former years the exercises began on 
Saturday night and continued till Thursday. This year they began 
on Saturday and closed Tuesday morning. Another point of differ- 
ence was the Bazaar which was not only a splendid thing for Memo- 
rial Hall but in addition furnished a social center for the entire 
Commencement Programme. There were bright lights and attrac- 
tive decorations for the eye, there was beautiful music for the ear, 
there were all manner of refreshments for the taste, and there were 
bright smiles and cheery words of welcome for one and all. Hence 
the Bazaar certainly was a happy innovation in the usual programme 
of the commencement season. 

Commencement really begins a month before the close of the 
School in connection with the Recitals, the Senior Class exercises 
and various other occasions which could not be crowded into a por- 
tion of a week, and yet are organically connected with the close of 
School. A number of these exercises will be noted in the news 
items, though lack of space deprives us of the possibility of doing 
them justice. 

seniors' evening. 
Seniors' Evening was Saturday, May 20th. The programme 
was interesting and gave great pleasure to all who had assembled. 
The Ivy Essay was read by Miss Fulp ; the Class Poem by Miss 
Hunter ; Class History by Miss Moorman ; Class Prophecy by Misses 
R. Sherrod, Ferrebee and Howard ; Banner Essay by Miss Gold. 
The music was unusually brilliant and attractive, there being four 
pianos on the platform, in addition to the pipe organ. The ceremony 
of unveiling the Class Banner was a beautiful one, and altogether 
the Seniors are to be congratulated on the pleasing success of their 
programme for the evening. 

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The Baccalaureate Sermon was delivered by the Rev. D. Clay 
Lilly, D. D., of the First Presbyterian Church, Winston, N. C. , and 
was a fine and impressive effort. The sermon was delivered in the 
Home Moravian Church, and the Graduating Class in their white 
Oxford Caps and Gowns occupied j. laces on the platform in front of 
the speaker. Dr. Clewell conducted the service and Bishop Rond- 
thaler and Rev. J. K. Pfohl took part. The decoration of water 
lilies was very beautiful, and the entire scene was attractive and 
chaste in its effect. The church was filled, ground floor, galleries 
and aisles with a sympathetic audience. 


Dr. Lilly selected as his text I Timothy 5 :6 : " She that liveth 
in pleasure is dead while she liveth." We wish that it was possible 
to reproduce the sermon in fu;J in order that every reader of The 

4170 The Academy. 

Academy could enjoy the same. As it is we can only say of the 
sermon that it was an appeal to the young ladies to make out of 
life what God wishes them to make. Not to waste life in following 
unprofitable pleasures, but to choose the profitable pursuits and 
thereby to make the world better because of their having lived. 
The entire effort was a heart to heart talk, elequently yet plainly 
spoken, and listened to with marked attention by Class and by 
congregation. In conclusion he quoted in a forceful and effective 
manner the following lines : 

Time worketh, let me work too, 

Time undoeth, let me do 
Busy as time, my work I ply, 

Till I rest in toe rest of eternity. 

Sin worketh, let me work too, 

Sin undoeth, let me do, 
Busy as sin, my work I ply, 

Till I rest in the rest of eternity. 

Death worketh, let me work too, 

Death undoeth, let me do. 
Busy as death my work I ply, 

Till I rest in the rest of eternity. 

Seldom is it the pleasure of a congregation to listen to a more 
powerful and at the same time a more enjoyable discourse and many 
came to Dr. Lilly after the sermon to thank him for the same. 

The choir selection by the Home church choir, assisted by the 
Salem Orchestra, under the direction of Prof. Peterson was an in- 
spiring one and the beautiful solo by Miss Morrison was greatly 

The Senior Class together with the speaker enjoyed the hospi- 
tality of Dr. and Mrs. Clewell at a dinner served at the home of the 
Principal, immediately after the exercises. 


The Senior Class exercises which were begun on Saturday 
night were continued on Monday morning on the campus. The 
programme was opened by music furnished by the Boys' Band, 
under the direction of Mr. B. J. Pfohl, and during the first selection 
the Seniors marched from their class room to the right of the 
Memorial Steps, a picture of which we give in this number of The 
Academy. When gracefully grouped around the handsome piece 
of stone work, Miss Cammie I.indley presented the Memorial Steps 

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in a neat address which was responded to by Bishop Rondthaler on 
behalf of the Trustees. After a song the Seniors marched up the 
steps and then to the right of the Tree Planting. The white oak 
was selected and planted, after which essays were read by Missses 
McEachern and Cardwell. A song was sung, the class yell was 
given with a hearty good will and the company dispersed. A very 
large company of townspeople and visitors gathered to enjoy the 
exercises. The class yell of '05 is as follows : 

Rip ! Rah ! Rip ! Rah ! Rip ! Rah ! Rhe ! 
Who are? Who are? Who are we ? 
Can any one meet us ? 
Can any one beat us? 
Not while our class is still alive ! ! ! ! ! 
Hurrah ! Hurrah for 1905 ! ! ! ! 


The following account of the Alumnae Association Meeting has 
been furnished by Miss Adelaide L. Fries : 

There were so many present at the Annual Meeting of the 
Alumnae Association on Monday afternoon, May 22d, that an ac- 
count of the proceedings will of necessity be a mere repetition to 
many readers of The Academy, but there is a wide circle of those 
who are deeply interested but could not attend on account of dis- 
tance, and for their sake the following outline is givenr The inter- 
est in the work of the Association, the greetings of friends, the ani- 
mated conversations, the entire social side of the meeting can not 
be reproduced in type, but they were prominent and most delight- 
ful features of the occasion. 

The President, Mrs. E. A. Ebert, called the meeting to order, 
and requested Dr. Clewell to open the exercises with prayer. 
She then addressed a few words of hearty greeting to the gathered 
company, and mentioned the names of those who had passed into 
the other world since last Commencement. The Minutes of the 
last Annual Meeting were read by the Secretary, together with the 
report of the year's work, and the awarding of Scholarships for 
1905-06, — the Alumnae Scholarship to Miss Louise Daniels, of 
Winston-Salem, N. C. , and the Centennial Scholarship to Miss 
Jennie Wilde, of Jamaica, W. I. 

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The Treasurer reported total receipts of the Association since 

it began to gather funds, , $15,414.72 

Expenditures 12,614.96 

Balance on hand $ 2,800.76 

(During the meeting and in the days immediately fol- 
lowing about $1045.00 in cash were added to this 
amount. ) 

These reports were followed by various presentations, and 
without attempting to take them in order the following summary 
may be given : 

Pledged Last Year. 
Portico column of Alumnae Hall, for Rev. and Mrs. Robt. 

DE SCHWEINITZ, " $250.00 

(Satisfactory progress, though about $80.00 still 
needed. ) 

Column for Bishop and Mrs. Rondthaler, $250.00 

(This idea had met with such favor that the amount 
was not only complete, but $23.00 additional 
had come in. A booklet, bound in the Academy 
colors, White and Gold, containing the names, 
largely autographs, of all contributors, was pre- 
sented to Bishop and Mrs. Rondthaler. ) 

Cash Gifts. 

For Organ Fund, from Music Faculty of S. A. and C $ 90.00 

Foyer Partition $200.00 

(Presented by Miss Laura Hairston in the name 
of the Junior Class of 1905, the partition to 
bear a tablet giving the roster of the Class. ) 

Central front door $100.00 

(Presented by the Bethania branch Alumnae As- 
sociation in honor of Miss E. A. Lehman, 
senior teacher of the Academy and a native of 
Bethania. ) 

East foyer door $ 50.00 

(Presented by Miss E. Hassell, in the name of 
the 6th Room. ) 

New Pledges. (Some partially paid.) 

East stairway in entrance hall $225.00 

(Miss Kilbuck for Class of '03. ) 

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West Stairway .' $225.00 

(Miss Foust, for Class of 1904.) 

East front door $100.00 

(Bethania Branch Alumnae Association, in memory 
Miss Lydia Stauber, a former teacher in the 
Academy. ) 

West front door $100.00 

(Mrs. J. D. Laugenour, in memory of her sfster, 
Adelaide Eugenia Vogler. ) 

Central foyer door $ 50.00 

(Mrs. W. N. Reynolds, Mrs. W. T. Brown and 
others, in honor of Mother Moore. ) 

Some one says the doors are numerous, but an auditorium 
needs to be well provided with entrances and exits, and there are 
three more not yet claimed which would make good memorials.) 

These gifts to Alumnae Hall were accepted by Bishop Rond- 
thaler, President of the Board of Trustees of Salem Academy and 
College, who also expressed his appreciation of the good will shown 
by the many contributions to the Rondthaler column. Miss 
Lehman gracefully expressed her thanks to the Bethania Associa- 
tion for the honor shown to her. 

A unanimous vote of thanks was then returned to Miss Etta 
Shaffner, Mrs. W. F. Shaffner and the ladies who co-operated 
with them in making the Alumnae Bazaar such a success, socially 
and financially. 

Mr. H. E. Fries spoke in behalf of the Seniors of 1906, who 
are very anxious to graduate in Alumnae Hall, even though it be 
in an unfinished state. He was followed by Mr. H. A. Pfohl, the 
contractor, and a warm friend of the School as well, who stated that 
it would be possible to carry the work so far by that time, but that 
about $5000.00 (reduced to $4000.00 by later contributions) above 
the balance on hand would be needed. Dr. Clewell on behalf of 
the School, pledged every effort to raise as much as possible, trust- 
ing that friends in town and elsewhere, would also exert themselves 
in this sudden call for a definite large amount, on which so much 
depended for the ultimate success of the movement. 

While Miss Amy Van Vleck gave one of her charming selec- 
tions on the piano, the ballots for officers were collected, resulting 
as follows : 

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President.— Miss Adelaide L. Fries. 

Vice Presidents. — Mrs. W. N. Reynolds, Winston-Salem, N. 
C. ; Miss Kate Jones, Bethania, N. C. ; Mrs. Minnie Fagg 
Malloy, Asheville, N. C. ; Miss Penelope Griffiss, Chattanooga, 
Tenn. ; Mrs. Lindsay Patterson, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Secretary. — Mrs. Charles Vogler, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Treasurer. — Miss L. C. Shaffner, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Then to the music of the organ under Miss Nicewonger's 
skillful touch, the company broke into sociable little groups, and 
ice cream and cake were served, bringing to a happy conclusion the 
General Meeting of 1905. 


On Monday evening the Grand Concert was given in the Acad- 
emy Chapel, and the attendance was very large. It was impossible 
for all to secure admission into the Chapel but some sat on the 
campus, while others repaired to the brightly illuminated hall where 
the Bazaar was being held, and there passed a portion of the time. 
The Concert programme was prepared with special care, under the 
direction of Prof. Shirley, assisted by Miss Morrison, Miss Garrison 
and Miss Vest. It is very difficult to picture the effect of such a 
programme upon a music loving audience. All was carefully pre- 
pared, and all was rendered with unusual merit. Perhaps the best 
plan will be to give the programme in full, and those who are well 
informed on musical matters will no doubt appreciate studying the 
plan of the evening's entertainment. The programme was as follows: 

Chorus. "Oh, Italia, Beloved," from " Lucrezia " Donizetti 

Academy Chorus and Salem Orchestra. 

Piano and Organ. Overture to "Magic Flute" Mozart 

Pianists — Misses Elizabeth Fetter, Ada Nichols, Edna 
Wilson, Blossom Traxler, Lillian Miller, Mary Cromer, 
Eleanor Fries, Grace Siewers. 

Mrs. James Mock at the Organ. 

Reading. Ole Mistis Moore 

Miss Eliza Vaughn. 

Organ Solo. Offertoire in C. minor. Op. 7 Batiste 

Miss Rosa Deane. 

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Song. " Se Saran Rose" Arditi 

Mrs. Charles M. Norfleet. 

Piano Duo. Scherzo from Concerto. Op. 22 St. Saens 

Misses Grace Taylor and Mary Bailey. 

Reading. " Christmas Greens " (A Monologue.) 
Miss Mary A. McMurray. 

Piano and Organ. Allegretto from Eighth Symphony . . . Beethoven 
Pianists — Misses Lillian Johnson, Annie Sue Le Grande, 
Mary Adams, Ruth Hancock, Laurie Jones, Lucy 
Brown, Haydy Garner, Mary Clyde Hassell. 
Mr. Shirley at the Organ. 

Two- Part Song. From Flower to Flower Koelling 

Misses Fulp, Jurney, L. Jones, Pitou, B. Leinbach, 
L. Brown, M. Morrison and L. Brower. 

Organ Solo. Fantasia Pastorale Lefebure- Wely 

Miss Aline Roueche. 

Scene. When Angry Count a Hundred Cavazza 

r , ( Miss Rosewarne Miss Georgia Farthing. 

Characters £ Mr A i fred Ames Miss Ndl Rhea 

Scene — Dining room — Miss Rosewarne and Mr. Ames are 
placed side by side at table. The situation is embarrassing, 
as Miss Rosewarne had just broken her engagement to 
Mr. Ames. 

Piano Duo. Tarantelle. Op. 22 Satter 

Misses Louise Bahnson and Ruth Crist. 

Song. Dreamy Days Ashford 

Miss Katherine Kilbuck. 

Reading. Almost Home Mc Cants 

Miss Pearl Hege. 

Organ Solo. Variations on an Ancient Christmas Carol- Dethier 
Miss Ivy Nicewonger. 

Recitative and Aria. DoveSono, from "Marriage of Figaro" Mozart 
Miss Maude Bulluck. 

Piano Solo. First Movement of Concerto. Op. 70 Rubinstein 

Miss May Morrison. 

Second Piano — Mr. Shirley. 

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Reading. Henry V. Act V. Scene II Shakespeare 

Miss Garrison, 
f Henry V. of England. 
Characters < Katharine, daughter of Charles VI. 
(_ Alice, her maid. 
Scene — Room in the French Palace. 

Chorus and Solo. "The Hunt's Up" and " Queen's Greeting" 

from the Cantata, "May Day" Macfarren 

Solo — Miss Morrison. 
Academy Chorus. Miss Van Vleck, Pianist. Salem Orchestra. 
Chorus assisted by Mesdames Stockton and Vogler, Misses R. 
Crist, B. Leinbach, C. Leinbach, L. Leinbach, Sopranos ; Mesdames 
Boozer, H. Crist, Peterson, Miss Hege, Altos ; Messrs. C. Crist, J. 
Dean, Huls, Lichtenthaeler, Stockton, Vogler, Tenors ; Messrs. 
Brickenstein, H. Crist, Ebert, Hatcher, W. Hege, Thaeler, Basses. 
Orchestra — W. J. Peterson, Leader ; E. Butner,W. P. Ormsby, 
S. Peterson, 1st Violins ; J. Kapp, T. Kapp, G. Kcerner, 2d Vio- 
lins ; B. Wurreschke, Viola ; B. J. Pfohl, Double Bass ; Rev. J. K. 
Pfohl, Flute ; W. Tise, Clarinet ; E. Mickey, French Horn ; J. 
Peterson, C. Rights, Cornets ; H. Mickey, Trombone. 


The exhibit of Studio work under the direction of Miss Sieden- 
berg was the largest and finest thus far shown within the School. 
We hope to give a list of at least some of the work in our Septem- 
ber issue of The Academy, but as Miss Siedenberg is in Europe at 
this time we cannot give it in this month's publication. The China 
and Glass work was exquisite. The work did not all appear to be 
the effort of amateurs, but rather to have come from some profes- 
sional establishment. The plates, vases, tankards, glasses and other 
articles were numerous, were of the most pretentious designs, and 
executed with faultless accuracy. In addition to the work just noted 
there was a large display of Drawing and Painting, in charcoal, oil 
and water colors, the entire exhibit filling Class Rooms C and D, 
in South Hall. 


The description of the Bazaar is a difficult task, because the 
beauty of the decorations, the happiness of all connected with the 
effort, the wide spread interest, both in buying and donating, the 
successful, we might say brilliant management, would caH for a more 
lengthy description than our limited space admits. 

4178 The Academy. 

The idea of a Bazaar at Commencement was originated by Mrs. 
Jennie Richardson Shaffner and Miss Etta Shaffner. Weeks ago 
they began the plans, and gradually interested one and another till 
both Salem and Winston were filled with enthusiasm in connection 
with the plans. Then they went outside of our communities and we 
may literally say that friends were enlisted from Maine to Mexico. 
The large list of donors will be found in another part of our paper. 

The place selected for holdiug the Bazaar was the dining room 
and this was in every way suited for the effort. Attractive booths 
were erected around the room, and in these booths everv form of 
fancy work, useful and ornamental articles were displayed. Music 
was supplied, refreshments sold, and to and from this bright and 
attractive spot as the social center of the Commencement, the crowds 
came and went day and evening. 

The management of the effort was one of the most remarkable 
features of the occasion. Strange to sav with all the brilliancy of 
the effort, and with the remarkable financial success there was prac- 
tically no expense, so that the entire $700 was clear income for the 
Memorial Hall. It certainly was a great success and the ladies who 
had the work in hand as well as the very large number of friends who 
assisted in one way or another are to be congratulated on the suc- 
cess of the effort. 

For the list of those who donated articles see another page. 


Tuesdav morning at ten o'clock Commencement proper look 
place. The Academic processk n formed in Main Hall, and marched 
from the front portico of that building to the Home church. There 
were the Speaker and Principal, the Trustees and a number of citi- 
zens from Winston Salem, the Graduates with their Daisy Chain, 
the members of the Faculty and the Students. The Graduating 
Class was led by Mrs. Clewell and Miss Lehman, and they were 
preceded by little Kathleen Tay and Stuart Hay den, with silver 
salvers, bearing the precious and hard earned Diplomas. 

Entering the church to the strains of inspiring music, Prof. Shirley 
at the organ, all were finally in place on the platform. Dr. Clewell 
conducted the exercises, and after the introductory numbers he 
called upon the Hon. A. H. Eller to introduce Senator Alfred M. 

The Academy. 


Scales. In his usual eloquent and graceful manner Mr. Eller per- 
formed this pleasing duty, and Senator Scales followed with an able 
and scholarly address. He spoke of the making of a State and 
dwelt upon the history of North Carolina as an example. The var- 
ious phases of evolution were taken up, and the speaker enlarged 


upon the problems which confront us to-day, as illustrations taking 
the position of corporations, the race problems, and so on. He 
spoke of the terrible page written by the finger of the war, and 
finally of the great call that was extended to the young ladies who 
are now graduating to take an active and useful part in this state- 
building. His closing remarks were : 

" Some may think that all this about building of a State is not 
appropriate to you young ladies. Nothing could be more erroneous. 
You are citizens and upon you rest the responsibilities of citizen- 

4180 The Academy. 

ship. It is not necessary to recount to you what women have done 
for the upbuilding of North Carolina, Whether like Dorothea Dix 
you move legislatures to provide for the wretched and unfortunate, 
or in the school room you inspire the youth of our State to nobler 
things, or as queens of home and heart, you have in your hands 
largely the future of the commonwealth. You are needed in the 
world. Do not keep aloof from it. Your State is stretching forth 
its arms to you and saying : 

" Oh, let her come from out the lands 

Of womanhood — not fairy tales — 
And let her come with woman's hands 

And woman's eyes of tears and smiles — 
With woman's hopefulness and grace, 

Of patience lighting up her face, 
And let her diadem be wrought 

Of kindly deed and prayerful thought." 

After the conclusion of this fine and learned address the suc- 
ceeding numbers of the programme followed in rapid succession. 

Dr. Clewell read the list of Graduates, which is as follows : 

Degree of A. B. — Misses Stella Vigrinia Alspaugh, Annie 
Maud Bennett, Minnie Irving Blum, Mary Jenkins Brown, Jennie 
Fields Cardwell, Pearl Hester Carrington, Ethel Miller Chaney, 
Birdie Cheatham, Myrtle Deane, Stella Farrow, Georgia Annie 
Farthing, Louise Xma Ferebee, Mamie Fulp, Elizabeth Bynum 
Gold, Mary Louise Grunert, Esther Hampton, Maidai Ethel Howard, 
Willie Ora Hunter, Lillian Le Grande Johnson, Mary Newman 
Jones, Annie Sue Le Grande, Mary Liles, Cammie Gozeal Lindley, 
Lila Leake Little, Lula McEachern, Florence Moorman, Mittie 
Florence Perryman, Eleanor Campbell Rhea, Nannie Amy Robert- 
son, Jernsha Lucile Sherrod, Mary Belle Sherrod, Gertrude Emma 
Tesh, Mamie May Watson, Esther Marion White, Sarah Elizabeth 
Whittington, Margery Cammay Wilson. 

Instrumental Music. — Misses May Morrison and Grace Ray 

Organ. — Misses Ivy Alberta Nicewonger and Marion Aline 

Book-Keeping. — Misses Jamie Roberta Bailey, Annie Lee 
Banner, Lucy Raine Brower, Mary Liles, Ida Lenora Reichard, 
Carrie Victoria Snyder. 

Stenography or Shorthand and Typewriting. — Misses 
Sallie Belle Anderson, Annie Lee Banner, Lucy Raine Brower, 
Lottie Mary White. 

Domestic Science. — Carolyn Elizabeth Brewer, Fannie Dos- 
well Brooke, Willie Ora Hunter, Cammie Gozeal Lindley, Mary 
Belle Sherrod, Jerusha Lucile Sherrod. 

China. — Miss Eliza Pescud Chisman. 

Telegraphy. — Miss Clara T. Miller. 

The Academy. 4181 

Bishop Rondthaler in a few well chosen remarks presented the 

The ceremony of the transfer of the Cap and Gown, always a 
touching and impressive one, was not less so this year. Two Senior 
officers, Misses Rhea and Deane, read the Essays presenting the 
Cap and Gown, the insignia of leadership in the School to the 
Juniors, (the incoming Seniors), and Miss Levy in a neat address 
received the same. 

The Music on this occasion was very fine. The anthem by the 
Academy Chorus, " Let Us Arise," (Surrette), and the Trio, " Lift 
Thine Eyes," from "Elijah," (Mendelss'ohn), Misses Bulluck, L. 
Morrison and L. Leinbach, together with the organ solos by Prof. 
Shirley formed a very enjoyable part of Commencement programme. 

Bishop Rondthaler dismissed us with the benediction, and this 
formed the conclusion to a very happy Commencement and a very 
prosperous school year. 

Our Visitors. 

It was impossible to secure a list of the many visitors who were 
present at Commencement, but below we give a few of the names 
which we are able to recall from memory, but we regret that the 
larger number cannot be recalled. To those who were here, whether 
their names or on the list or not, we desire to say that their pres- 
ence gave us much happiness and we hope to welcome them again 
in the future. 

Senator A. M. Scales, Mrs. J. P. Turner, Greensboro, N. C. ; 
Mrs. Carrington, Mrs. Farthing, Mr. P. Farthing, Durham, N. C. ; 
Mr. and Mrs. Gold, Wilson, N. C. ; Mr. and Mrs. Sherrod, Miss 
Carrie Sherrod, Hamilton, N.C. ; Mrs. Ethel Bryant, Washington, N. 
C. ; Mr. and Mrs. Van Lindley, Pomona, N. C. ; Mrs. Miller, Miss 
Lily Lash, Rural Hall, N. C. ; Miss Kate Jones, Bethania, N. C. ; 
Mr. and Mrs. Banner, Mt. Airy, N. C. ; Mrs. Josephine Carter, 
Washington, N. C. ; Misses Ina and Alice Smitherman, Troy, N. 
C. ; Mr. Cardwell, Fries, Va. ; Mrs. Moorman, Miss C. Moorman, 
Lynchburg, Va. ; Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, Miss Wilson, Mrs. Cooper, 
Jacksonville, Fla ; Misses Anna and Sallie Adams, Milton, Fla. ; 
Mrs. Hunter and Daughter, Austin, Texas ; Mrs. Roger Jones, 
Selma, Ala ; Mr. and Mrs. Weigle, Chicago, 111. ; Mr. Joseph 
Rice, Bethlehem, Pa ; Miss Mamie McEachern, McColl, S. C. ; Mr. 
Adams, Adamsville, S. C. ; Mr. Owens, Valdosta, Ga. ; Mrs. Jur- 
ney, Waco, Texas ; Mr. Dunlap, Norwood, N. C. ; Miss Bessie 
Riddick, Miss Virginia Newty, Hertfort, N. C. 

4182 The Academy. 

Gifts to Alumnae Memorial Hall. 

Bethania Branch, Mrs. A. R. Litz, $5.00; Mr. Thomas Stau- 
ber, $1.00 ; Asheville Branch, $10.00 ; Organ Fund, $90.00 ; St. 
Cecilia Fund, Mrs. G. Boozer, $4.00, Mrs. A. J. Sprinkle, $5.00, 
Miss Nellie Cramer, $5.00 ; Junior Class, 1905, $205.00 ; Sopho- 
more Class, 1905, $22.41 ; Freshman Class, 1905, $8.85 ; Sixth 
Room Co., 1905, $15.00; Post Card Co., $50.00; Class 1902, 
Miss Pearl Medearis, $3.00, Miss Jessie Stanton, $3.00, Miss Anna 
David, $5.00 ; Class 1903, Miss Annie Walker, $5.00 ; Class 1904, 
Miss Mary Culpepper, $55.00, Misses M. Mickle, Emma Foust, 
Julia Wilson, Ruth Crist, Louise Crist, Lula Stipe, Florence Stock- 
ton, Connie Hege, Nellie Buford, Ruby Follin, Mrs. Charles Nor- 
fleet, $51.20 ; Sale of Chinaware, $10.00 ; Alumna? Meeting, $11.70; 
Mrs. Agnes C. Jeter, $1.00 ; Mrs. T. H. Pegram, $1.00; Bishop 
and Mrs. E. Rondthaler, $5.00 ; Mrs. Jennie S. Morrison, $5.00 ; 
Miss Margaret Bessent, $5.00 ; Mrs. C. B. Pfohl, $5.00 ; Miss 
Sophie Butner, $1.00 ; Miss May Barber, $1.00 ; Miss Nannie Bes- 
sent, $2.00; Mrs. J. D. Cox, $1.50; Mr. F. G. Miller, $2.50; 
Concert, May 22d, $140.25 ; Bishop and Mrs. E. A. deSchweinitz 
Column, $250 ; Bishop and Mrs. Rondthaler Column, $41.50 ; Rev. 
and Mrs. Robert deSchweinitz Column, Mesdames F. Miller, H. R. 
Starbuck, C. A. Hege, L. Bitting, W. G. Turner, Mary McDonald, 
A. B. Gorrell, Ellen B. Shelton, A. B. Buxton, S. K. Kernan, S. 
R. Stevenson, Misses M. E. Vogler, M. E. Meinung, A. Steiner, 
M. Boner, $32.00. Total acknowledged this month, (exclusive of 
the Bazaar, $1,058.91. Total receipts to date, $15^854.43. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treas. 

— Entrance examinations Sept. 4th to 5th. Recitations begin 
Sept. 6th, 1905. 

Bishop Hamilton left for Alaska early in May, after a very 
pleasant sojourn in North Carolina. He will be absent from his 
home in Saxony till the fall of the year. 

— The Cooking School examination was a delightful function, 
given in South Hall some weeks before the close of school. The 
invitations were issued by the graduates, Misses Hunter, Lindley, 
R. and M. Sherrod and Brewer. The room was tastily decorated, the 
menu was elaborate, the cuisine elegant, and the serving of the 
various courses making up the bill of fare most gracefully done. 

The Academy 4183 

— The pubfication of a review of the Annual, "Pinafore," in- 
tended for this number of The Academy must be deferred till the 
September number. 

— The picnics given the Senior Class on May 11, and to the 
Juniors on May 12 by Dr. and Mrs. Clevvell, were both very en- 
joyable occasions. The young ladies were taken to the historic 
Friedberg church in wagons, filled with straw, and after a day of 
sport, with the usual splendid picnic dinner, they returned to the 
College in the moonlight. 

— Mrs. Clevvell spent the month of June in Pennsylvania. 
She accompanied her mother to Bethlehem, and remained to be 
present at the graduation of her son, Mr. Clarence E. Clewell, at 
Lehigh University. Mrs. Clewell returned to Salem, June 29. 

— We are happy to state that Miss Sallie Payne has recovered 
her full health after the severe surgical operation at the hospital. 
Her rapid recovery was a source of great rejoicing to her friends. 

— Mr. C. B. Pfohl visited parts of North Carolina, South Caro- 
lina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama during June. He shook hands 
with the patrons, saw the pupils in their homes, and interviewed 
intending patrons. 

— The car ride given to the Seniors, Juniors by Mrs. and Mrs. 
H. E. Fries, was one of the pleasing occasions of the close of the 
school term. After a trip to the Park, where refreshments were 
served, the young ladies were treated to a ride over the line, and 
the outing was greatly enjoyed by all. 

— The Bankers' Association of North Carolina met in Winston- 
Salem the week before Commencement. The members visited the 
College, and the official photograph was taken on the campus. 
Later a recital was given in the chapel in honor of the visitors. The 
next morning the school attended the session of the convention in 
the Winston Auditorium. 

— The Commencement Exercises of the Salem Boys' School 
were held May 26 in the chapel of their School building. The exer- 
cises were highly creditable, and closed a very prosperous year. 
Prof. Fred Brower has accepted a position in this institution for the 
coming term. 

4184 The Acadlmv 

— There were many surmises as to whether the Class Tree 
would grow or not. We are glad to report to the members of the 
Class of '05 that their fine white oak began sprouting within two 
weeks after Commencement day and is now covered with large, 
healthy leaves. It will receive every care and attention, and there 
is now no reasonable doubt about the successful growth of this Class 
Memorial of 1905. 

— The Nurses' Convention of North Carolina met in our Col- 
lege chapel after the close of the term. It was a gathering of able 
representatives of this noble profession, and the meeting was pleas- 
ant and successful. They were tendered a reception by the school. 

— Clenimons School closed May 31. This work is increasing 
in strength and extent, and promises to become a most important 
factor in this section of our State. President Hall is to be congrat- 
ulated on the success of the year. 

— Mr G. R. and Miss Sophy Shultz have removed to Greens- 
boro. Their many friends in Salem regret to bid them farewell. 

-^Work on Alumnae Hall which has been interrupted for a 
season by unavoidable circumstances, will be pushed forward early 
in July. The proposed work on the Salem Square will also be 
taken up in a few days and pushed rapidly forward. 

— The painters have taken charge of South Hall, and when 
they are through this large building will be greatly improved. 

— -The Forsyth County Teachers' Institute will be held in our 
College Chapel during the month of July. 


Jones— Elias — On June 20, 1905, in Franklin. N. C, Mr. Virgil 
Laurens Jones to Mi>s Isabel, daughter of Hon. Kope Elias 

l eritz -Farkas — On June 25, 1905, Mr Julius I Peritz to Miss Fan- 
nve Farkas. at the Temple B'nai Isiael, Macon, Gh. 

Siewers -Vance — Jn Salem, on May 10, Mr VV. Ledoux Siewers to 
Miss Lucie Vance. 

Bryant— Hasbrook. — On May 31. 1905, at Victoria, Texas, Mr. Nor- 
vell Wilson Bryant t> Miss Margaret E Hasbrook. 

Akers— Morris. — On June 8, 191)5. in Atlanta Ga , Mr. Ralph PrTTS 
to Miss Margie Morris. 

Wenhold— Linebach.— On June 2S. 1905, in Silem, N C, Rev. 
Charles H. Wenhold to Miss Lucy Lineback. 

The Academy 4185 

List of the Donors to the Bazaar. 

The following list of the names of those who presented articles 
to the Bazaar has been prepared by Mrs. and Miss Shaffner, and 
thanks are returned to all who in any way contributed to the success 
of the occasion. 

Mmes Louie Fisher Alexander, S- E. Allen. Agnes Belo Buxton, Mary 
Fries Blair, Alice Butner Brietz. Nannie Webster B irrow, J. Wilson Bitting, 
Corinne Ervvin Boger, Sarah Rumbough Baker, Alma Carmichael Boozer, 
Belle Richardson Boyd, Alfred H. Belo, Maggie Winkler Brown, Mena 
Hege Brown. Rebecca Marks Brown, Bessie Lee Conner Brown, Dr. H A. 
Brown, Alice Wolle Clewell, Felix Henley Crutchfield, D. Cromer, Maggie 
Fisher Childs, Carrie Patterson Coble, Caro Stuart Churchill, Emma Fisher 
Cain, R. A. C , Jr , Sallie Bessent Charles, Carrie Ollinger Crenshaw, Agnes 
Bronson Caldwell, Emma Miller Crute, Etta Walker Crouse, Hattie Butner 
Clemmons. Jennie Blum Cooper, Grace Cooper Caldwell, Christina Jones 
Crist, Annie Crutchfield Callaway, Eliza Vierling Carmic iael, S. S Clark, 
Carrie Mickey Crosland, Alice Rondthaler Chase. Sallie Watkins Conrad, 
Wm. Brown Clinard, Mattie Winkler Crist, Nettie Baldwin Crane, Elizabeth 
Wolle Darrach, William W. Draper, Mary Bjyd Dibrell, — - Dalton, T. B. 
Douthit, Eugene Starbuck Ebert, Clara Nissen Ellis, Isaac Emerson, Clara 
E. Estes, Mary Belo Early, A. Newlands Eller, Anna Crist Everhardt, Anna 
de Schweinitz Fries, Emma Reich Fogle, Jessie Kerner Fontaine, Agnes 
de Schweinitz Fries, Kate Holland Fuller, Adelaide Kimel Frazier, Jennie 
Watson Fleming, Nell Scales Fillman, Rosa Mickey FrieSj Will Barham 
Franklin, Lucretia Gorrell Farris, Gertrude Hal Foster, William Wilson 

Finley, Lena Cbaffin Gill, Annie Early Glendy, Gaither, Daisy Vaughn 

Gilmer, Leonora Spaeh Goslen, Bertha Shelton Gorrell, Mamie Gray Gal- 
loway, Fannie Wilson Gorrell, John Jones Gilmer, Sarah Gaither, Daisy 
Holt Haywood, Virginia Gibbon Humbert, Annie Belo Holman, Mattie 
Bitting Hailey, Sallie Lash Hege, Minnie Hancock Hamner, Sallie Boyd 
Hubbard, Cornel ia Meinung Hilton, Ada Lineback Hemsath, Nettie Reid 
Harris, Sallie Rogers Henry, Gertrude Jenkins Howell, Annie Jones Hall, 

kMary Thornton Hyer, Phineas Beard Horton, Addie Lineback Holland, 
Fannie Best Hamm, Hattie Goforth Hill, Ma y Annette Hampton, Har- 
ris, H irriet Hazelhurst Hammock, Lely Kiger Hege, Minnie Winkler Hege, 
Lizora Fortune Hanes, Agnes Coleman Jeter, Phoebe Rominger Joyner, 
• Maggie Clewell Jenkins, Mattie Woodell Jones, Carrie Spaugh Johnson, 
- Julia Jones, Kate Winkler Johnson, Roxie Armfield King, Sophie Kremer 
Kernan, Minnie Vogler Laugenour, Susie James Lineback, John Lynch, 
Emma de Schweinitz Lemly, Anna Gibbon Lardner, Mary Pfohl Lane, 
Sarah Zorn Leibert, Mary McCauley Lindsay, A. O. Lineback, Bessie Tran- 
sou Lane, Cora Holt Laird, Anna Vogler Lineback, Anna Clauder Line- 
back, Lettie Brown Lemly, Annie Scott Lindsey, Emma Greider Lehman, 
Cora Hamlin L'ipfert, Watt Thomas Martin, Loula Fries Moore, Hattie 
Waugh Mock, Bessie Brown Milligan, Minnie Clayton Messick, Emma John- 
son Morgan, Carrie Stockton McCrary, Madge Milner, Louella Shore May, 
Henry Thomas Mclver, Margaret Keith Mickey, Paulina Hege Mickey, 
Mother Moore, Lucy Reavis Meinung, Flora Shore Meinung, Ella Starbuck 
Montague, Stella Nissen Montague, Lula Martin Mclver, Ida Wharton Mil- 
ler, Anna Withers Montgomery, Bettie Parrish Masten, Claribel Van Dyke 
Moore, Ella Crouse Miller, Clementina Pfohl Meinung, Margie Flake Mil- 
ler, Minnie Fagg Majloy, Corinne Baskin Norfleet, Allie Joyce Nutt, Birchie 

Kirk Nissen, Hazel Dooley Norfleet, Owens, Elfleda Fisher Ormsby 

Sallie Vierling Owen, Emma Kapp Ogburn, Mamie Barrow Owen, Sallie 
Batcheler Ollinger, Lottie Miller O'Brien, Jennie Williamson Overman, 

4186 The Academy. 

Nannie Critz O'Hanlon, Mary Fries Patterson, Dr. Pfohl, Annie Spencer 
Penn. Charles Everhart Pfohl, Jane Reich Pfohl, Mollie Senseman Patter- 
son, Gertrude Miller Po'ter, Sallie Jones Poindexter, S F. Hunnicutt Pres- 
cott, Lizzie Rayle Padgett, Mary Sussdorf Prather, Fay McMullin Peterson, 
Jeanette Belo Peabody, Bess Gray Plumly, Augusta Talcott Parker, Alice 
Phillips Pegram, Laura Hughes Powers, Margaret B^own Pollard, Elma 
Hege Pfohl, Emma Kiger Parrish, Florence McCanless Pritchett, Bessie 
Whittingtcn Pfohl, A. L. Pearis, Lizzie Bahnson Pond, Belle Maxwell Pope, 

Kate Bitting Reynolds, Rankin, Addie Miller Robinson, Carrie Vier- 

ling Reich, Delia Setliff Reeves, D Watkins Rich, Daisy Clisby Ryall, 
Jessie Shore Rights, Alice Milligan Ramsey, Mary Gorrell Riggins, J F. 
Shaffner, Jr., Allen Spach, Annie Jones Sprinkle, Ralph Siewers. Bessie 
Winkler Spaugh, Lula Hese Spaugh, Moses Spaugh, Ellen Blickensderfer 
Starbuck, Ellen Belo Shelton, A Clewell Smith, Sallie Steadman. Julia 
Pfohl Stockton, Lila Jones Sink, Annie Clark Spencer, Lusana Long Speas, 
Susie Richardson Sloan, Annie Moore Sample, Elizabeth Scholze, Mary 
Miller Southerland, Ella Shore Seaber, Maude Flint Shore, Emil Schramm, 
Wm. Richardson Shaffner, Louie Grunert Smith, Laura Boner Siddall, 
Blanche Thomas Sumner, Fate Gibson Smith, Laura Erwin Swink, Rachael 
Swann, Agnes Siewers Shaffner, R. B. Stone, Ellen Ackerman Stockton, 
Bessie Weddington Seawell, Minnie Tesh Stockton. Carrie Rollins Sevier, 
D. D Schouler, Bess Hall Summers. Mary Tyler Scott, Susie Bitting Shel- 
ton, Mary McClellan Shornas, Cla. a Vance Siewers, Sarah Kremer Steven- 
son, Ruby Sydnor Spainhour. Wm. Miller Spaugh, Maggie Fiedler Shep- 
pard, Florence Hall Stockton, F. G. Schaum, Carrie Fries Shaffner, Ethel 
Weaver Sloan, Mollie Butner Starbuck, Nettie Allen Thomas, Delia Gar- 
boden Tesh, Ellen Le Seur Turner, Carrie Butner Thomas, S. J. Tise, W. 
Fenton Tyree, Emma Rollins Tighe. Joanna Mack Vogler, Birdie Goslen 
Vogler, Bettie Brown Vogler, Anna Pittman Vance, Joseph Hine Vaughn, 
Edna Lindsay Watt, ChaVlotte Walbrath. Agnes Garboden Wiggs, Edna 
Fisher Winkler, Bettie Spach Woods, Addie Sussdorff Wolle. Gertrude 

Robbins Wood, Georgia Bowe Wright, Christine Crawford Walker, 

Wilder, May Wheatley, Cornelia Lineb lck Wolle. Susie Rominger Wel- 
fare, Harriet McKenzie Wicker, Thomas Jones Wilson, Bernard Miller 
Wurreschke. Minnie Mickey Weisner, Carrie Thomas Watson, T. C. West- 
brook, Lucia Swanson Wilkinson, Gertrude Stockton Yarborough, Sadie 
Sittig Brookes. In memory of Mrs. W. A. Wise, nee Kate Urquhart. 

Misses Anna Adams. Adalyne Ackerman, Florence Barrow, Mattie 
Barhum, Julia Bidgood. Elizabeth" Brooke, Fannie Blount, Erma Bailey, 
Pamela Bynum, Helen Brown, Sallie Butner, Caro Buxton, M rgaret Blair, 
Maria Boner, Julia Barnard, Gertrude Brown, Nannie Bessent, Ella Butner, 
Carrie Brewer, Mary Bailey, Bessie Bowdtn. Sophie Butner, Katha ine 
Bessie Cromer Nellie Clark, Isabelle Crim. Nellie Blair Clements, Dovie 
Chedester. Matiella Cocke, Minnie Collier. Ethel Corbin, Elizabeth Chaffin, 
essie Crist. Louise Crist, Lucy Chadbourn, Grace Cunningham. Minnie 
Lee Curtis, Elizabeth Conrad, Emma C rter, Nell Corneille. Ruth Crist, 
Etta Carter, Lura Cherry, Daisy Crosland. Loula Cox, Be 1 tie Cox, Amelia 
Chu ch, Ida May Drew, Mattie Erwin, Sophie Everhart, Mollie Eccles, 
Mena Foltz, Adelaide Fries, Emma E. Foust, Mary Ann Fogle, Addie 
Fisher, Carrie Grunert, Carrie Garb den, Agnes Belle Goldsbv. Rillie Gar- 
rison, Fannie Griffith. Adelaide Gaither, Mary Greider, Ella Hiushaw, Liz- 
zie Heisler, Eva Harris, Maude Hoover, Rosa Hege, Lola Hawkins, Eu- 
genia Henderson, Bertha Hicks, Mary Heberhart, Lizzie Hyre, Daisy 
Hanes, Bertha Hall, Camille Hunt, Tilla Harmon, Margaret Hanes, Ellen 
Hutchison, Laura Johnson, Marie Johnson, Kate Jones, Leonora Johnson, 
Ethel Jeter, Agnes Keebln, Maude Keehln . Elsie Kernan, Kate Kilbuck, 
Lizzie Lineback, Lucy Lineback, Dot Lemly, Carrie Lineback, Cornelia 
Lineback, Berth i Lineb ck, Annie Scott Lindsey, Annie Landquist.Emma 

The Academy. 4187 

Landquist, Flossie Ledford, May Lybrook, Lucy Lybrook, Annie Lichten- 
thaler, Grace Lanham, Mamie Lewis, Georgia Lewis, Annie Makepeace' 
Mary Meinung, Annie Martin, Fannie Moore, Mollie McAllister, Ethel 
Morris, Annie Moran, Elizabeth Mclver, Kate McCanless, Ida Moore, Ro- 
bina Mickle, Elizabeth Mickle, Margaret Mickle, Pearl Medearis, Dora 
Miller, Ida Miller, Susanne Matthewson, Irene McGehee, Claribel Van 
Dyke Moore, Adelaide Meinung, Florence Meinung, Annie McCuistion, 
Annie McMillan, Luda Morrison, Margaret Mason, Bessie Nissen, Ellen 
Norfleet, Kate Ollinger, Alice Ollinger, Emma Ormsby, Harriet Ollinger, 
Lizzie Ormsby. Carrie Ogburn, Margaret Pfohl, Annie Swann Payne, S. G. 
Parrish, Constance Pfohl, Frances Powers, Percy Powers, Ava Parrish, Lil- 
lian Perry, Louise Rice, Isabel Rice, Maggie Robertson, Maggie Rierson, 
Marie Reynolds, Bertha Reavis, Hen ietta Reid, Sadie Rollins, Etta Shaff- 
ner, Mamie Sheek, Annie Sloan, Mollie Spach, Gertrude Siewers, Ellen 
Siddall, Lula Stipe, Julia Stockton, Nannie Sheetz, Lou Shaffner, Mamie 
Shore, Katharine Spach, Anna Siedenberg, Sarah Shaffner, Bess Sloan, 
Sophie Shultz, Sallie Fannie Smith, Pattie S. Skinner, Tilla Stockton. Cor- 
rinna Shelly, Carrie Speas, Lizzie Pearl Stipe, Amelia Steiner, Florence 
Stockton, Daisy Spaugh, Mabel Spaugh, Jessie Stanton, Myrtle Shoaf, 
Amy Sloan, Alice Smitherman, Edyth Sawyer, Paulina Sessoms, Mamie 
Thomas, Florence Tise.Alma Tise, Birdie Tise. Brietz Thomjessie Thomas, 
Lucy Tietze, Amy Van Vleck, Sarah A. Vogler, Emma Vogler, Maria E. 
Vogler, Regina Vogler, Ivey Walker, Sadie Walker, Julia Wilson, Mary 
Wood, Grace Wolle, Bessie Wade, Nellie Wade. Lena Wade^ Louise Wiles, 
Naomi Wurreschke. 

Carter Brothers, Mr. Leak, Sloan & Co , Mr. W H. Watkins. 

FOUNDED 1802. 



The 104th Annual Session will begin Sept. 6th, 1905. Entrance 
Examinations, Sept. 4th and 5th. Attendance last year exceeded 
400, with 40 Teachers and Professors. There were representatives 
from 16 States and 8 Foreign Countries. The School offers the ad- 
vantages of a Preparatory Department and also a Collegiate Depart- 
ment leading to Degrees. Special Schools in Music, Art, Languages, 
Commercial and Industrial Studies, Elocution and Home Nursing. 

The healthfulness of the climate, the special home care and in- 
terest given to the pupils, the high ideals of the school life, the cen- 
tury of experience when added to the excellent instruction, makes 
Salem an ideal school at the present time, just as it has been during 
more than 100 years past. Send for Catalogue and other printed 
matter to 

Rev. J. H. CLEWELL, Ph. D., Principal. 

Winston-Salem, N. C, U. S. A. 

4188 The Academy. 




FALL TERM will open in its commodious and splendid new school building 
constructed according to best ideas of lighting, heating and ventilation ; 
thoroughly equipped in all its departments ; regular gymnasium practice. 
Graduates from Classical Course enter State University without examination, 
Situations easily secured by those completing course in Commercial Arithmetic. 
Book-keeping, Phonography, and Type-W riting. Special courses in Music and 
Elocution. Home accommodations for boarders. Send for catalogua. 

J AS. F. BROWER, A. M., Head Master. 



Moravian Boarding School for Boys. 

FOUNDED 1785. 

Beautiful location and exceptionally healthful climate Military organization combined 
with home-care for the individual scholar. Besides the regular Academic Course of Study 
and music, the preparation for College or for the technical Schools may be undertaken 

Terms $330 per annum. The Easter Session begins [anuary 10th, 1893. 

Rev. S. J. BLUM, Principal. 

Women's Medical College 


Corner MeCulloh and Hoffman Streets, Baltimore- 

Thorough Clinical and Laboratory Instructions. 
Special attention given to the teaching of each individ 

ual student. 
Exclusively for Women. 
Send for Catalogue and address, 

S. Griffith Davis, M. D., Dean. 


Vol. 28. Winston-Salem, N. C, September, 1905. No. 248 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoflnce at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to Thb Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


— The Academy extends to all pupils a hearty welcome to 
our school home, whether they are former pupils returning to famil- 
iar scenes, or whether they enter the college buildings for the first 
time. And to the members of the faculty we extend our best wishes 
whether they are with us from Winston-Salem or from more distant 
homes. May we all enjoy a successful and happy school-year. 

— The summer in the College was a very pleasant one fbr those 
who spent the vacation in Salem. Nothing occurred to mar the 
pleasure of the summer season, except of course the great sorrow 
which befell us in the sad and unexpected death of the beloved 
teacher whose life was so suddenly brought to a close in the month 
of July. ■ , 

— We give elsewhere a sketch of Miss Katherine Kilbuck, 
who departed this life on the early morning of her nineteenth birth- 
day. Seldom has a departure caused pnore widespread sorrow in 
our community, and we may truthfully say^far beyond the borders 

4190 The Academy 

of our town and state. It is hard to understand the rulings of an 
all-wise Providence, but our christian faith assures us that there are 
no mistakes made by the Ruler of the Universe, and some day we 
will understand. One of the very sad features of this sorrow is that 
it is quite uncertain when the parents in distant Alaska will learn 
the fact that their beloved first-born child has been called home. 
They may even by this time have received the letters, but it may 
be Jannary before the communications reach them. Some day 
when we are engaged in our regular daily tasks the letters will be 
opened and they will learn of the loss which they have sustained. 

— The opening of the new school-year was a very happy one. 
The attendance is large, pupils seem to be very happy, and there 
have been few cases of home-sickness. The average of the prepa- 
ration work is certainly higher than in many past years, and this 
fact will make the work of the year not only more satisfactory, but 
will also make the task of the teachers and pupils easier. 

--The favorable conclusion of the peace treaty between Russia 
and Japan caused great pleasure in our community. This terrible 
and bloody struggle in our day and time, when efforts are being 
made to bring all international questions under the influence of 
arbitration, was a source of great sorrow to the entire civilized 
world, and the suffering which came to the soldiers and their fami- 
lies on both sides, to say nothing of the financial disaster, is beyond 
the conception of the human mind. That all this is now at an 
end is cause for devout thankfulness. 

— The names of the faculty who are with us this year for the 
first time are the following : 

Professor Eugene Storer, Vocal Music ; Misses Grosch 
and Roueche, Piano Music ; Miss Brooke, Room Duty ; Miss 
Fulp, Room Duty and General Instruction. Miss Heisler re- 
sumes her duties after an intermission of some months. 

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— The lYmic Department continues to grow and expand. Two 
new pianos were added last week to the splendid list now in use in 
this department, and all are anxiously awaiting the completion of 
the new building, when the facilities will be greatly enhanced. 

— The brick work on the new hall has been completed, and the 
carpenters will begin work on the roof in a few days. The struc- 
ture will then be pushed forward as rapidly as funds can be secured, 
and it is to be hoped that friends will respond liberally this year, as 
the present year will undoubtedly have much to do with the early 
completion of the structure. 

— One of the very pleasing improvements of the summer was 
that of the work done on the Salem Square. A liberal sum of 
money has been expended, and the results are most satisfactory and 

— With the first issue of our paper, and in connection with the 
first greeting to many of our friends, we desire to call attention to 
the catalogue rule which prohibits sending boxes of provisions to 
pupils on any other occasion than Christmas. There are no excep- 
tions, neither on Christmas nor at Thanksgiving. Long experience 
has shown to us that there is no greater risk to health and no> 
greater menace to the class room work than boxes of provisions. 
If parents desire their daughters to have a reasonable supply of 
cakes, fruits or the like, the teachers will be glad to assist them to 
purchase a reasonable quantity at the baker !s or the grocer's. But 
in this case quantity is supervised, and there can be no evil effects. 
We feel that this request will commend itself to all thoughtful par- 
ents, and we earnestly request patrons and pupils to help us in this 
matter, which means so much in the work of the year. 

— A slight change in the matter of letters and reports will be 
made this year. The statements of account will be forwarded to 
patrons the first day of each month with or without a personal letter 
from the Principal. The reports will follow as rapidly as they cart 

4192 The Academv. 

be made out. The monthly personal letter from the Principal will 
be sent either with the report or the statement of account as the 
circumstances permit. 

— Quite a number of patrons have been with us a longer or a 
shorter time this month, and their presence has been a pleasure to 
us. We believe that the special advantages of our home school 
can best be appreciated by means of a personal visit. 

Opening Day. 

The opening exercises of the new school-year, the one hundred 
and fourth annual session, took place in the Home church. A very 
large number of the new pupils had arrived previous to the opening 
day and also many of the former pupils. The attendance from town 
was also large, so that there were probably three hundred present 
on the opening day. The pupils occupied the central pews, and 
also the front benches north and south. The alumnae and visitors 
occupied the south pews and the members of the Salem Boys' 
School the north pews. In this way the church was quite full, and 
there was marked interest in the singing and in the exercises 

Dr. Clewell presided, and, after the devotional exercises of 
the opening hour, addresses were made by Dr. Lilly, Rev. J. K. 
Pfohl and Dr. Chreitzberg. Dr. Lilly spoke of the fact that 
the pupils in our college enjoyed a privilege which thousands of 
young people throughout our State would gladly enjoy but could 
not do so. Mr. Pfohl alluded to the fact that opportunities often 
come but once and never return, and impresssed upon them the 
necessity of seizing what opportunities come to them this year. Dr. 
Chreitzberg gave them as the two words to be remembered all 
through the year, "I can, I will." All of these gentlemen spoke 
most earnestly, and a more encouraging service could not be im- 

After the addresses, Prof. Storer sang a beautiful solo, and 
the Rev. Mr. Wenhold pronounced the benediction at the con- 
clusion of the hour. 

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The pupils then spent an hour in their class rooms, the time 
being occupied in assigning lessons for the following day, and dur- 
ing the afternoon the professors and teachers in the special depait- 
ments met the pupils in the chapel and arranged to begin the work 
in music, art, etc., at once. Thus in a single day the school was in 
full running order and every one busy. 

Material Improvements. 

The summer has been a very busy one in the matter of mate- 
rial improvements. In glancing at these changes we will begin at 
the Salem Square, at the front of Main and South Halls. A very 
considerable sum of money has been expended in laying a splendid 
granolithic walk around the fountain and from the walk in front of 
the Home church to Main Street near Vogler Hall. It is probable 
that the other walk, from northwest to south-east will be changed 
to this material during the fall. A very large amount of sodding 
has been done, the walks around the outside of the Square have 
been improved, and altogether this spot has been made very beau- 

South Hall has received a coat of fresh paint, the wood- work 
being white, the shutters green, and South Hall is now as attractive 
as its near neighbor, Main Hall, which has been so greatly admired 
during the past year. 

As stated elsewhere the brick-work on Alumnae Hall has been 
completed, and the carpenters will soon begin work, upon the roof. 

Within the buildings the greater amount of the work of the 
summer has been put in the plumbing. This has been very largely 
changed and at a heavy cost, and it is safe to say that there is prob- 
ably no institution in our State with a more complete system of 
modern plumbing than can now be found in our college buildings. 

A very large amount of work has also been done in the park. 
A number of the smaller trees of recent growth have been removed 
which brings out the giant oaks and poplars in all their dignity, and 
beauty. The bank on either side of the beautiful little stream which 
flows through the park has been very greatly improved, and the 
stroll from the pleasure-ground northward is a very fine addition 

4194 The Academy. 

to the grounds. The work in the park has also been characterized 
by new steps and new bridges, so that when the pupils returned 
they found that much had been done for their pleasure, and we feel 
sure that it will be greatly appreciated. 

All these material comforts add to the happiness of the girls, 
and with the exception of one or two cases there has been very little 
homesickness this year. The weather, too, while warm, has been 
bright and the days filled with sunshine, and as this little sketch is 
being written we can say that the opening has been a good one, 
not only from the standpoint of numbers, but also in regard to the 
happiness of the pupils, and we may further add that among the 
large number of new pupils there has been an unusually satisfactory 
degree of preparation made for the several classes. 

Death of Miss Katherine Kilbuck. 

Many of the readers of The Academy will probably have 
heard ere this of the death of Miss Kate Kilbuck, a member of 
our Faculty, who departed this life July 15. To all who knew her 
this intelligence came with the force of a personal bereavement, cut 
down as she was on the threshold of a glad and happy young wom- 
anhood, before the brightness of the morning had faded from her 
sky. We fondly deemed that a long, useful and happy life lay 
before her, but God, who sees the end from the beginning, decreed 

Born at Bethel, Alaska, a child of that for-off mission of our 
Church, she came to Salem at the early age of six years, and was 
received into the home and the hearts of Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Clew- 
ell, who gave her the affection and careful training of an own 
beloved daughter of the house. As soon as she was old enough 
she entered Salem Academy and College, where her fine intellectual 
abilities received the needful training and direction. After her 
graduation in the Class of 1903 she spent the time with her parents, 
Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Kilbuck, in Ottawa, Kansas, until early in 
February, 1904, she returned to her Salem home, and became a 

The Academy. 4195 

member of the Academy faculty. Here she developed a charming 
personality, bright, winsome and attractive, beloved by all who 
knew her. Faithful in the performance of duty, her sweetness of 
disposition and earnest Christian character endeared her to all her 

She had become an active worker in the Church, the Sunday 
School, the Missionary Society and elsewhere, and no one thought 
that " long, long before Life's brilliant noon, would come the Night 
of Death." She had taken charge of the vacation girls for July and 
seemed to be her usual bright and happy self until Tuesday, July 
11, when she was taken violently ill ; removed to the Twin-City 
Hospital ; very severe surgical operations became necessary from 
which she never quite rallied. It soon became evident that her end 
was approaching, and in the early morning hours of her 19th birth- 
day she gently fell asleep in Jesus. Her body was brought to Dr. 
Clewell's, where she lay, surrounded by the loveliest flowers from 
hosts of sympathizing friends, until Monday morning, when she was 
laid to rest in the Salem graveyard amid the bitter tears of those 
who loved her well. Why one so useful, so loving and beloved 
was taken from earth is one of those mysteries we cannot solve. 

' ' Not now, but in the coming years, 
It may be in the Better Land, 
We'll read the meaning of our tears, 
And there — up there — we'll understand." 

In Memory of Katherine Kilbuck. 


To his Garden came the Master 
E'en before He bade Aurora 
Part the heavy shades of night, so 
That the horses with their chariot 
Driven by the glorious sun-god 
Could proceed upon their journey 
The blue vaulted arch ascending. 

Thus He entered where the gardener, 
Grave and silent in the moonlight, 
Leaned upon his scythe ; — now turned he, 
Humbly making his obeisance, 
Waiting for the Master's bidding. 

4196 The Academy. 

First he showed Him on the east side 

How the tender little plants were 

Just beginning in their promise ; — 

Farther on they passed together 

Till they reached a stately Lily 

Pure and fragrant, — just had opened : 

Strange such whiteness should from earth spring 

With the damp soil all about it 

And not leave a single blemish. 

So the Master 
Turned Him to the waiting gardener, 
And with radiant face thus spake He ; 
" Not in all my garden growing 
Have I found a fairer flower : 
Pluck it for me very gently, 
From the midst of its surroundings, 
It must beautify my Kingdom 
Where a place I have made ready 
For the flowers to preserve them." 

And the flowers all mourned to see her 
Going from them, but the season 
For their culling had not yet come 
Since their work was still to do. 
So the Master kindly sent them 
Gentle rain, to soothe and comfort, — 
Precious promises to cheer. 

Sweetest flower, you had labored 
Earnestly,- and thus your life-work 
You had finished long ere noon-day 
Had oppressed and made you weary. 
'Tis not Death, — the Master only 
Early called you to the place that 
He in Heaven prepared for you. 

— M. K. 

— A handsome copy of "The History of American Music," 
by Louis C. Elson, has just been presented to the Salem Academy 
and College Library by the members of the Music Faculty for 
1904-95. The book is quite an acquisition to our Library, which 
will gladly receive any books that may be donated. 

The Academy 4197 

Rev. Robert de Schweinitz Memorial Fund. 

In the Spring of 1904 the Executive Committee requested me 
to endeavor to interest the surviving pupils and teachers, who were 
in the Academy during the administration of Rev. Robert de 
Schweinitz and his wife, to supply the fund to erect and dedicate 
a memorial to them. 

I obtained the addresses of 104 of the pupils who were here 
from 1853 — 1866. With the assistance of kind friends I sent a 
personal letter to each one, with a very earnest appeal for a contri- 
bution to the Fund. Where there were sisters I wrote to one and 
asked her to interest the others. Eighteen of these letters were 
returned to me by the postmaster at my request if not called for in 
ten days. I received twenty-two very cordial responses, containing 
donations ranging from 59 cents to $5.00, amounting to $39.00. 

I made a personal appeal to forty-four, residing in Salem, Win- 
ston, Southside and Waughtown, and was very kindly received by 
all, and have to this date received from them $110.50, and quite a 
number of promises which I know are good. As the amount re- 
quired to erect and dedicate one of the columns at the grand en- 
trance of the Hall will be $250.00 I will have to raise $98.75 more. 

Of course I am greatly disappointed that I have received no 
reply to sixty letters. But when I consider that from forty to fifty 
years have passed away since those ladies left Salem ; that they 
probably are grey-haired matrons now, with varied family interests 
claiming their love and attention, I must excuse them. Yet I hope 
to hear from some of them before our next annual meeting, that I 
can then report that the amount required has been contributed. 

M. E. Vogler. 

— We notice the announcement of the approaching marriage of 
Miss Louise Pernet, of Nashville, Tenn., to Mr. Millard Moore 
Bosvvorth, of New Orleans, La. The couple are to reside in Mem- 
phis, Tenn. The bride is well known here, with her sisters, as 
they attended the Academy for some time. Gertrude, one of them, 
is Mrs. Angus H. Maclean, of Jalapa, Mexico. 

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Some Recollections of the School Before and Since the 

Civil War. 


An illustration of the courtesy which was so unfailing a charac- 
teristic of the de Schweinitz family may may here be given. A few 
days after the advent of the Federal troops imagine our astonish- 
ment to see Mr. de Schweinitz enter the dining room, while dinner 
was in progress. This proceeding was so unusual as to portend 
something more than ordinary. An explanation was at once made 
that this opportunity had been embraced to address us collectively, 
making it a personal request that we, of the front rooms especially, 
refrain from any remarks of a patriotic nature, and particularly from 
any rendition of the war songs so numerous at the time. We were 
reminded that so large an assemblage of persons necessarily con- 
tained characters more or less rude and disorderly, and that " pre- 
vention was better than cure." An older person present offeied 
the suggestion that ' ' we absent ourselves from the windows alto- 
gether. ' ' Mr. de Schweinitz immediately replied : ' ' that he could 
confidently trust us at the windows, the simple remembrance of the 
fact that we were ladies, precluding that we bandy words with stran- 
gers, soldiers or otherwise," a remark that made a deep and lasting 

It is amusing to remember that on another occasion our indig- 
nation on receiving, as we supposed, an evening serenade from a 
portion of the Federal troops, considering our patriotism as greatly 
aggrieved, until later, on discovering that the serenade had not been 
intended for us, but for the parties who assisted in the domestic 
arrangements, the different localities being unknown. 

Another tribute to the training and discipline of the school was 
once given the writer by an old time friend, Mrs. Elizabeth Chaffin, 
of Wythe Co. , Va. , her remark being ' ' that the girls of Salem did 
not acquire the over-confident, self-assured mode of address and 
deportment so often the result of fashionable boarding schools. ' ' 

In conclusion, it may not be untimely to refer to a coincidence 
which comes to memory, as when the father and son in Israel, 
Bishop Herman, of Salem, while while on a visitation to the Cher- 

The Academy. s 4199 

okee Mission, and Rev. Bernard de Schweinitz, of Bethlehem, 
while visiting friends and relatives, entered into rest upon the self- 
same day : thus did the teacher and counsellor, Sr. Vogler, and 
the friend and pupil, Delilah (Hicks) Ward, after being widely 
separated for many years upon the same day cross the river and 
meet upon the other shore. » 


i&etos Etems. 

— The list of the young ladies who spent a whole or a part of 
the summer vacation in the Academy is as follows : Misses Hattie 
Reichard, Ida Reichard, Kathleen Griffith, Stuart Hayden, Doro- 
thy Prevatt, Paulina Frye, Edith Rice, Ruth Kilbuck, Hattie Grei- 
der, R. Greider, Aline Smith, May Brower and Fanny Lewis. 

— The Room Companies for the present year are in charge of 
the followiug members of the Faculty : 
Senior Room — Miss Lehman. 
Junior Room — Misses L. Shaffner and Fulp. 
Park Hall — Misses C. Vest and Kapp. 
Fourth Room — Misses S. Shaffner and Brooke. 
Fifth Room — Misses Winkler and Rice. 
Sixth Room — Misses Chitty and Roueche. 
Vogler Hall — Misses Heisler and N. Bessent. 
West Annex — Misses Brewer and Grosch. 
East Annex — Misses M. Bessent and Smith. 

While the afternoons are still warm come to our 
FOUNTAIN— You will be refreshed here ! 

Take a box of NUNNALLY'S home with you— 
you will enjoy it there ! 


4200 The Acadlmy 

— The publication of the College Annual, entitled " Pinafore," 
has called forth during the summer a great deal of pleasant com- 
ment. It was an ambitious undertaking involving a considerable 
sum of money and was planned in a worthy and creditable manner. 
The illustrations were fine, the printing was excellent, the matter 
was judiciously arranged, the binding was in the highest style of 
the art, and altogether it reflects credit upon those who had the 
work in charge. 

— The young men of the splendid band, under the direction of 
Mr. B. J. Pfohl, used the campus of the school for their summer 
practice. The music is always excellent and was greatly enjoyed 
by those who spent the summer in the school. 

— The vacation girls seemed to enjoy the weeks in the cool 
buildings and the beautiful park. Dr. and Mrs. Clewell moved into 
Main Hall, and thus added to the home-like feeling. The girls 
from time to time were given picnics to Nissen Park and neighbor- 
ing places. The most enjoyable feature of the summer, however, 
was the splendid spirit which was abroad among the girls. With 
such a spirit the vacation time is always enjoyable. 

— Otto Frye, of Costa Rica, Central America, who is attend- 
ing Bingham School at Mebane, N. C, visited his sister, Paulina, 
in Salem during the summer. 

— The Young People's Service which was held on the Academy 
campus the Jatter part of August, was a very delightful occasion. 
The electric lights were numerous, as were also the Japanese lan- 
terns. The addresses were strong and earnest, the music fine, the 
weather all that could be desired, and it is probable that there were 
from two to three thousand persons present. Col. Fries is to be 
congratulated upon the success of this meeting of the Home Sunday 
School and other Sunday Schools connected with the affiliated 

— From a Macon, Ga. , paper we copy the following: "Miss 
Harriet Winchester and Miss Ruth Willi ngli \m entertained at a 
small dinner party on Wednesday evening at the home of Miss 
Willingham. The color scheme of white and green was carried out 
in the table decorations, the centerpiece being a branching crystal 

The Academy. 4201 

candelabra with a vase of white carnations in its center. Ropes of 
smilax extended from the chandelier to the four corners of the table, 
where single crystal candlesticks were placed. These all held white 
candles and green shades. The bonbons were white and green 
peppermints, and the place cards were exquisite little gems with the 
guests' names and sprays of ferns painted in water color. The 
guests enjoyed a dinner of seven courses, prepared by their fair 
hostesses,, which admirably demonstrated the excellent training they 
had received at Winston-Salem, where they attend school. 

Summer Movements of Our Teachers. 

Miss Margaret Bessent spent the summer at her home in Con- 
cord, N. C. Miss Nannie Bessent visited relatives in Mocksville, 

N. C. Miss Gertrude Brown passed a portion of the summer in 

New York City. Miss Brewer enjoyed a sojourn among the 

mountains of Virginia. Miss Fanny Brooke was at her home in 

Sutherlin, Va. Miss Daisy Brookes spent a month at Waynes- 

ville, N. C. Miss Barrow spent a part of the vacation with friends 

near Salem. Miss Chitty visited relatives in Wilmington, N. C, 

Miss Clark was at her home in New England. Mrs. Clevvell 

spent a month in Pennsylvania. Miss Fulp spent the greater 

part of the vacation at Fulp, N. C. Miss Grosch was in Penn- 
sylvania. Miss Garrison was in New England. Miss Hender- 
son enjoyed a visit to Baltimore, Md. Miss Kapp spent the vaca- 
tion in Bethania, N. C. , where Miss Lehman also visited. Miss 

Nicewonger was in Charlotte.— — Mr. Pfohl visited various States 

during the summer. Miss Reid went to Wilson, N. C. Miss 

Roueche was at her home in Georgia. Miss Rice spent the sum- 
mer in Pennsylvania. Bishop Rondthaler visited his son in 

Pennsylvania and his daughter in Massachusetts. Miss Lou 

Shaffner had a pleasant stay at Blowing Rock, N. C. -Miss Sallie 

Shaffner visited friends at Columbia, S. C. Miss Emma Smith 

enjoyed a visit to Baltimore, Md. Prof. Shirley was in New 

England. Prof. Storer was at his home in Boston. Miss 

Siedenberg, with Miss Stockton, visited various countries of Europe. 
Miss Winkler enjoyed a season among the mountains of Vir- 
ginia. Miss Amy Van Vleck was the guest of Mrs. Glenn at the 

Executive Mansion in Raleigh, N. C. > 

4202 The Academv. 


For Alumnae Hall — St. Cecilia Memorial: 

Mrs. A. J. Sprinkle, . i $5 00 

Miss Nellie Cramer, 5 00 

Mrs. George Boozer 3 00 

Miss Etta Shaffner 5 00 

$18 00 

Class 1902, Miss Berta Robertson 2 00 

Miss Lydia Stauber Memorial : 

Mrs. H. A. Peddycord, $5 00 

Mrs. S. S. Flynt 5 00 

Mrs. W. B. Little, 5 00 

Mr. S. H, Stauber, 5 00 

Mr. W. E. Stauber 5 00 

$25 00 

Total to date, $15,886 53. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treas. 

Partial List of Pupils. 

In view of the large attendance this term we will give the list 
of pupils in several sections. The following one hundred and fifty 
names belong to the boarding department. The list will be con- 
tinued next month : 

Grace Abernathy, Alice Aycock, Mary Adams. Martha Allen, Norfleet 
Bryant, May Brower, Pearl Boger, Pearl Birrier. Eleanor Bustard, Sallie 
Bogne, Bertha Bogue, Lucy Brown. Lida Bnnkley, Ruth Brinkley, Opal 
Brown. Helen Buck, Lois Brown, Florence Barnard, Willie Bolyn, Mary 
Crowell, May Campbell, Lottie Campbell. Minnie Carstarphen, Reva Car- 
den, Estelle Carden, Ida C<>e, Mav Clark, Hazel Clark, Minnie Colson, 
Adele Davidson, Lucy Dunkley, Irene Dunkley, Nannie Dickinson, Aline 
Daniels, Louise Daniels, May Dewey, Hattie Dewey, Lizzie Ellis, Irene 
Erickson, Ellie Erwin, Rosa Earnhardt, Louise Fain, Maud Fitzgerald, 
Mary Frost, Jeanne Farrior, Pauline Frye, Hattie Greider, Ruth Greider, 
Kathleen Griffith, Annie Gooch, Sarah Gaither, Emma Gudger, Mary 
Clyde Hassell, Eva Hassell, Stuart Hayden, Laura Hairston, Elizabeth 
Hairston, Ethel Hooks, Blanche Hutchins, Kate Ha>ynes, Helen Haynes, 
Dora Haury, elle Hughes, Mary Heitman, Leonora Harris, Jane Hope, 

The Academy. 4203 

Celeste Henkel, Edna Ivey, Bessie Ivey, Laurie Jones, Hattie Jones, Sallie 
Jones, Laura Jones, Gertrude Jones, Ruth Kilbuck, Joy Kime, Easter Kirk- 
patrick, Fanny Little, Rosa Little, Alice Little, Katrina Lane, Ella Lam- 
beth, Carrie Levy, Cary Loud, Maty Lentz, Lillie Laniar, Fanny Lewis,. 
Gussie McMillan, Alice Martin, Sallie Mo'rris, Annie Mickey, Linda Moore, 
Mary McMurray, Lillian Miller, Evelyn Mayo, Elizabeth Mayo, Robert Mc- 
Cuiston, Blanche Nicholson, Helen Nissen, Annie Nesbitt, Effie Owens, 
Vivian Owens, Mamie Oliver, Katharine Page, Dorothy Prevatt, Edith 
I'ullan, Ruby Palmer, Rosa Powell, Ethel Parker, Josephine Parris, Julia 
Peebles, Josie Pate, Hattie Richard, Ida Richard, Agnes Roueche, Edith 
Rice, Mary Randall, Geraldine Roberts, Nannie Robertson, Elizabeth Ram- 
say, Willie Reedy, Myrtle Rollins, Sadie Robbins, Aline Smith, Hilda 
Spruill, Bessie Speas, Kathleen Smith, Mellie Stough, Marguerite Tay, 
Kathleen Tay, Alta Transou, Clara Tatum, Mary Belle Thomas, Gertrude 
Tesh, Maggie Tuttle, Lucy Thorpe, Pattie Vick, Virginia Vawter, Nellie 
Ware, Helen Wilde, Jennie Wilde, Florence Weigle, Annie Watkins, Eve- 
lyn Wood, Etta Wilson, Ruth Willingham, Edith Willingham, Effie Whar- 
ton, Julia Wood, Louise Williams, Pearl Woosley, Mary Young. 


Simon — Hege - In Winston-Salem, N. C, August 31, 1905, Mr. John 
Simon, of Denver, Col , to Miss Anna Hege. 

Pfohl— Greider. — In Nazareth, Pa., on July 19, 1905, Mr. Herbert 
Pfohl, of Salem, N. C-, to Miss Mary Greider, iate of the Academy Fac- 
ulty, and daughter of Bishop E. Greider, of St. Thomas, Danish West 

Schwarze--Greider. — On July 19, 1905, in St. Thomas, W. I., Rev- 
A. Schwarze to Miss Ethel Greider, daughter ol Bishop E. Greider, of 
Danish West Indies. 

Clark— Yancey.— On August 2, 1905, at Woodlawn, N. C, Dr Frank- 
lin St. Clair Clark to Miss Lillian, oaughter of Col. and Mrs. John. 
Grayson Yancey. 

Miller— Brown. — On Aug. 20, 1905, at Christ Church parsonage, Sa- 
lem, Mr. Samuel C. Miller to Miss Mary Jenkins Brown (Class '05). 

Walker- Corbin. — In July, 1905, - t Greensboro, N. C, Mr. Ralph 
Walker to Miss Ethel Corbin. 

Green — Smith. — Mr. Iames Green to Miss Bessie Smith, both of 
Winston, N C. 

Mickey— Fogle.— On September 12, 1905, at Colorado Springs, Col., 
Mr. ESward T. Mickey to Miss Ada Fogle, both of Salem. 


Kilbuck.— On July 15, 1905, at the Twin-City Hospital,Winston-Salem, 
N. C , Miss Kate Kilbuck, late of Faculty of Salem Academy and College! 

4204 The Academy. 

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with home-care for the individual scholar. Besides the regular Academic Courst of Study 
and music, the preparation for College or for the technical Schools may bt undertaken 

Terms $330 per annum. The Easter Session begins January 10th, 1893. 

Rev. S.J. BLUM, Principal. 


The Bingham School, 

Orange County, Near Mebane, N. C. 

Invites you' attention to its beautiful and healthful location, in the Piedmont 
sec'ion of North Carolina, on the Southern Railway in the country. DisiipMnn 
strict but kind. Bible, Physical Culture and Penmanship emphi s"z3d. Classi- 
cal, Scientific and Commercial including Sh athf nd, Book keeping, etc. 
For. catalogue address ■•. 

Preston Lewis Gray, B. L., Mebane, N. f C. 


Vol. 29. Winston-Salem, N. C, October, 1905. No. 249 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to THh Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


— We devote a large portion of our space this month to an 
article published by the Raleigh, N. C. , News and Observer in the 
special P.oosevelt edition, in connection with the President's visit 
to the capital of the State. We are frequently requested to supply 
a sketch of the history of the school, and this number of The Acad- 
emy will enable us to furnish more information along this line than 
the catalogue furnishes, and yet it is more condensed than the 
account found in the History of Wachovia. If any of our readers 
desire copies of this number to send to friends we will be pleased 
to furnish them. 

— The work in the Music Department is unusually strong and 
efficient this year. A number of new pianos have been added, and 
and all the time has been filled by the pupils ; the entire day on 
the chapel organ, from early morning till late at night, has been 
taken by the organ pupils, and more accommodation must be pro- 
vided. The earnestness of the pupils is praiseworthy, and there 
are plans now under consideration which, if carried out, will place 
the department in advance of the present excellent standard. 

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[From the Raleigh, N. C, News and Observer.] 

North Carolina'^ p^oud ^ecori in the Education 
of Women. 



Great Educational Institution which has Educated 
Thousands of the South's Best "Women. 

One hundred miles or more from the capital city, Raleigh; in 
a westerly direction, there stands a remarkable mountain peak. It 
is known as " The Pilot." Removed from the mountain ranges of 
Western North Carolina it stands forth as a sentinel, challenging 
the attention of the traveller, and also calling forth the interest of 
even those who daily dwell beneath its very shadow. Silent and 
alone this wonderful mountain peak has stood while the genera- 
tions have come and gone, and, while all things about it have 
changed, the Pilot calls forth the same interest and admiration 
which it did a century and more ago, when the red man roamed 
the forest and kindled his watch fires upon its rocky crest. 

The Pilot Mountain may be chosen as the fitting symbol of the 
College named at the head of this article. Founded more than a 
hundred years ago it soon called forth the interest and confidence 
of the very best citizens in our entire southland, not only because 
of its thorough scholastic work, nor only because of the excellence 
of the manner in which it taught the accomplishments, but also 
because of the high ideals of womanhood which it inculcated. Since 
then generations have come and gone, but this historic school 
stands forth before the world as does the majestic Pilot Mountain. 
It has finished its first century, but it has not grown weary with 
age, for never in its history has it developed more strength than it 
possesses to-day. Men and women have lived and died, but the 
old Salem school has found that the children have received as a 

The Academy. 4207 

leg'acv from parents the love and devotion for the school ; daugh- 
ters are now pupils whose parents and grandparents for five gener- 
ations have made it a home. Schools and colleges have during 
these decades been founded and schools and colleges have ceased 
to exist, but Salem is to-day one of the largely attended colleges of 
the State, drawing its patronage from all portions of our great land. 
Simple existence does not carry with it the right to make 
history. A thousand men may live, but only one of this number 
may really influence history. Salem has not only existed during' 
these many years, but it has also made history of its own, and it 
has shaped the history of our land in many ways. Again, history 
may be benevolent or malevolent. The history of this school can be 
read at the beginning of the century or in the most recent chapter, 
and never a page will be found which has failed to make the world 
better. This truth will appear when later we speak of the alumnae 
and the specific influence which it exerted in the past, and is exert- 
ing at the present time. 


To properly appreciate the influences which have united to 
give Salem this uninterrupted period of prosperity, extending over 
more than a century, it is necessary to understand the relation which 
the Moravian Church bears to education. Four hundred and fifty 
years ago, in the old home lands of Moravia and Bohemia, the seed 
was sown which has borne fruit all through the succeeding genera- 
tions. The Ancient Moravian Church had its well known schools 
of higher learning., which numbered among their leaders men like 
the great pioneer of modern education, the great Moravian bishop, 


The parishes m Moravia, Bohemia and Poland all had second- 
ary schools which, in excellence and numbers, resembled the 
modern common school system. 

If the reader is acquainted with the history of the Moravian 
Church he will recall the fact that it is a distinctively missionary 
Church. One of the objects of the boarding schools in England, in 
Germany, in Switzerland, in America, wherever Moravian boarding 

4208 The Academv. 

schools are found, is to supply a school-home for the children of the 
missionaries, who must needs send their sons and their daughters 
to home lands for educational advantages. Hence when the chil- 
dren of these devoted men and women came from Greenland and 
Labrador, from Ceylon and the West Indies, from South Africa and 
from Thibet, they found the schools modelled after a home, in their 
arrangements and in charge of consecrated men and women. In 
other words the Moravian schools of a century and a half ago were 
in reality Home Schools in a particular sense. 

Salem was, of course, fashioned after this manner, and soon 
the fine educational advantages, coupled with the home happiness, 
attracted the attention of an ever-widening circle, and the unbroken 
confidence which it has enjoyed is shown by the fact that the regis- 
ter of Salem Academy and College last year had more than four 
hundred names gathered from twenty-four states and foreign lands. 


The early history of the school presents many features of inter- 
est. It covers the period from the beginning to the middle of the 
century. It was a time when " cotton was king," when the cotton 
growers lived like the nobility of the old country, and dispensed 
• their hospitality with a lavish hand backed by a well-filled purse. 
From these homes came the daughters to be trained intellectually 
and to be instructed in the accomplishments of music, art and kin- 
dred subjects. They came in the great family coaohes, with liveried 
drivers and a retinue of attendants. 

They came at times from across the mountains, and this jour- 
ney must needs be made on horseback, as only hunters' trails ex- 
isted. They came from north and south, from east and west, during 
these fifty years, and the lists ran into the thousands. 

During the months following the call of the first president in 
1802 the time was used to make the proper preparation for the 
reception of pupils from a distance, the day-school having been 
established as early as 1770. May 16, 1804, the first boarding 
pupils arrived, four in number. Soon four more followed, and two 
were added from Salem. The names of these ten boarding pupils 
will be interesting to the general reader, since many of the descend- 
ants of these first pupils will recognize the names of their ancestors. 

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The first ten boarding pupils were : 

Elizabeth Strudwiek, Hillsboro, N. C. 
Ann Kirkland, Hillsboro, N. C. 
Elizabeth Kirkland, Hillsboro, N. C. 
Mary Philips, Tarboro, N. C. 
Anna Norfleet, Scotland Neck, N. C. 
Felicia Norfleet, Gates County, N. C. 
Anna Staiert, Fayetteville, N. C. 
Rebecca Carter, Caswell County, N. C. 
Anna Pauline Shober, Salem, N. C. 
Mary Steiner, Salem, N. C. 


After half a century of uninterrupted usefulness the period of 
the Civil War approached. Large buildings had been erected, and 
these were filled with busy workers. When the hostile armies were 
maneuvering in Virginia and Tennessee, in Georgia and the Gulf 
States, when homes were being burned and fields devastated, the 
daughters of the families, in many instances, were sent to Salem. 
The school buildings were filled to their utmost capacity, and dur- 
ing these terrible four years hundreds found a safe home in Salem 
after their own homes had been destroyed, and happily and quietly 
they pursued their studies. 

An interesting story could be written in regard to those years, 
when it was indeed a serious matter to provide even the plainest 
food for the many pupils. Little was being produced, as the men 
of the surrounding section were in the army, while field and farm 
were untilled. Many a time the Principal rode all night to secure 
a beef or a sheep, and well did he perform his difficult task, for no 
one suffered want within the school during all those troubled times. 

Perhaps one of the most critical epochs of those years was the 
time when the hostile army encamped in Salem. The fact that so 
many towns and cities had been destroyed naturally filled the hearts 
of the school authorities with great anxiety. When the tramp of 
the soldiers was heard the president of the College, accompanied by 
the mayor of the town, met the general some miles from Salem, and 
after surrendering the place asked protection for the school. A 

4210 The Academy. 

guard was sent, and so sacred was the charge considered that not 
an act of violence was committed, not an unkind word was spoken. 
Among the many historical events which mark the passing years 
none stand out in a clearer light than the fostering care given to the 
ofttimes homeless daughters of the South in the dark days of the 
Civil War. The number thus cared for reaches far up into the 
hundreds ; they represented the leading families from every portion 
of the South, and when the dark days were over it could be said 
with thankfulness that not a single one of all these many precious 
young lives suffered harm of any kind. Zebulon B. Vance was 
governor of our state at this time. He took this company of help- 
less children, the flower of the Southland, under his especial care, 
and many were the official acts of kindness which he showed to the 
school. About fifteen years ago he visited the College, and the 
ovation he received seemed to touch him deeply. When Governor 
Vance departed this life one of the graduating classes placed a beau- 
tiful memorial window in the school chapel, a loving tribute to the 
memory of him who was indeed a friend in need at a most critical 
and dangerous period of the school's history. 


Every one acquainted with southern life knows well the sorrows 
of the years following 1865. While Salem College has never closed 
its doors a single day during the entire century still it passed 
through a trying ordeal in the decade following the close of the war. 
The majority of its friends were impoverished. The land was under 
a cloud, and the school's patronage was greatly reduced. But like 
all other good interests in the New South, the College adapted 
itself to the new order of things, embraced every opportunity, 
joined hands with the new educational movements, worked ener- 
getically to seek out its old friends and also to make out new ones, 
so that to-day it stands forth with a strong curriculum, including 
all that is good in modern educational life, and retaining that price- 
less pearl of experience which its century of history has given it. 
With this energetic new life and work pulsating with the general 
progress of the South, Salem's numbers, too, have grown till at the 
present time its roster shows between 400 and 500 names — numbers 
which equal those of its palmiest days. 

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4212 The Academy. 


A school is judged largely by its alumnae, just as a workman 
is rated by his work. If such be true then the claim made earlier 
in this sketch, that Salem has made history, is eminently true. 
Since 1802 a register has been carefully kept, and is securely locked 
in the iron safe of the school. If this register were taken and the 
history of the names be sought out, it would require this entire page 
of the 'News and Observer to contain the names of those who filled 
prominent positions, locally, in the affairs of their own State, or in 
national spheres. No one can deny that a husband owes much of 
his success to his pure and loving wife's influence. This is true of 
the upright statesman, the brave general, the wise diplomat who 
represents his country in foreign lands, the honest business man, the 
skillful professional man. 

From the register of more than ten thousand names could be 
selected list after list of those who appeared to advantage in all the 
above named spheres. There were Mrs. James K. Polk and Miss 
Patterson. The latter dispensed the courtesies of the White House 
at Washington in the administration of President Andrew Johnson. 

Only a little while before her death Mrs. Polk wrote to her 
Alma Mater a loving letter of greeting, and when she received the 
large numbers who attended the formal receptions in her Tennessee 
home, she often spoke of the influence Salem had exerted upon her 
life, and was pleased to greet the Salem girls whenever they made 
themselves known to her. 

Space forbids our attempting to tell of those who have graced 
governors' mansions all over our southland, or have with dignity 
stood beside their husbands at foreign courts. 

No one can read the tender letters of our great Stonewall Jack- 
son to his noble, true and devoted wife without recognizing how 
much this sweet and loving influence of a Salem College alumna 
had to do in making him one of the great generals of all history. 
Mrs. Jackson has kept in sympathy with Salem all through her life, 
and side by side with her could be placed the names of Mrs. Gen. 
Hill, and many, many others, who by their noble, womanly lives 
have influenced officers and soldiers to deeds of valor, yes,, even to 
laying down their lives for home and fatherland. 

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The governor of one of our foremost Southern States recently 
wrote : 

" / know just enough of the history of Salem 
Academy and College to know that there is no 
institution on this continent which has done more 
for the education and elevation of Southern wom- 
anhood. ' ' 

We need not dwell on what the standard of Southern woman- 
hood is and always has been. The world has acknowledged this 
noble standard, whether it appeared in prosperity or adversity, 
whether seen in the sacred precincts of the home, or in the public 
sphere of literature or other similar fields. This beautiful picture of 
the nobility of southern women extends far back into the early days 
of the last century. At that time Salem was the only school for 
the higher education of women. Hence, by hundreds the daugh- 
ters of the leading families came from the Atlantic States, from the 
Gulf States, from the mountain regions. Here to old Salem school 
they came, were taught, were influenced. Who can tell how much 
of the beautiful found in the high type of Southern womanhood is 
due to the influence of this school which, even to-day, is not con- 
sidered the school of any one section, but preeminently the school 
of the entire South. 


It has been said in effect by a certain writer that one useful 
man is worth more than many dead heroes. Following this idea 
the mind naturally asks while reading an historical sketch of Salem 
College, "What is the present status? The history we know, but 
what of the present?" In reply to this we say that Salem to-day 
retains all that is good in its past history. More than four centuries 
have given their experience to Moravian schools ;. their methods are 
are not experimental. They eagerly welcome all that is new and 
good, and add it to that which is old and good. Salem's guiding 
principle to-day is to assume that each young life committed to its 
care has much that is good, or is susceptible of much good. Then 

4214 The Academy. • 

a true home-life is provided. In this optimistic, with 
the needs of the mind, the body and the character carefully guarded, 
and with a steady effort to deepen the religious life, it is not a mat- 
ter of wonder that a pupil seldom leaves Salem without being a 
stronger, a better, a nobler woman, as well as a finer scholar. 

This peculiarly personal influence which has always character- 
ized the influence of Salem on its pupils is perhaps best illustrated 
by the manner in which the question of the religious life is treated. 
Salem has always been a deeply religious institution, but at the 
same time strictly non-sectarian. The utmost care is exercised to 
deepen the religious nature of the pupil. The result is that when 
a member of any one of our denominations enters Salem she is so 
influenced that when she leaves she is a far better Baptist, or Luth- 
eran, or Presbyterian, or Methodist, as the case may be. In a 
recent conversation with a Methodist minister in another city, the 

latter said : ' ' Miss S was the best Methodist when she came 

from Salem that I have in my congregation. She at once practi- 
cally assumed the leadership of our congregation among the young 
people by reason of her deeper Christian nature." This illustrates 
the point. 

The pupils all live together under the purest religious influence, 
but violence is never done to the home faith and beliefs, and Salem 
has the unquestioned confidence of all. 

It would not be right to leave the subject of the school of to- 
day without calling attention to the very wide scope of the patron- 
age. When a man wants a good, safe, home influence for his child, 
and he finds that the various influences described above can be 
found in Salem, he will send one, two, three thousand miles to gain 
this particular thing. This fact will explain why recently within a 
day or two, pupils were received from Vermont, California, Kansas, 
Texas, Florida, Central America and the West Indian islands. 
Sixteen States and eight foreign lands were represented on last 
year's register. Probably no other school in the South can show a 
more widely scattered patronage, and it but verifies the claim which 
the peculiarly safe home care of Salem has always held upon par- 
ents, regardless of creed or belief, distance or age. 

Of course, it is needless to enlarge on the excellence of the 
■collegiate work, nor of the special schools of Music, Art, etc. The 

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college work embraces all the advantages called for by the A. B. 
course, and the College is entitled by law to confer all such degrees 
as are usually conferred by institutions of learning. 


In 1902 the completion of the one hundred years of Salem 
Academy and College was celebrated with appropriate festivities. 
There were gathered together men of renown and women of promi- 
nence from north and south, and the patrons and friends were pres- 
ent in numbers. For a week the festivities continued, with eloquent 
addresses, fine music, and enthusiasm everywhere. Among the 
many names which might be mentioned we select only a few. Salem 
was honored by the presence of and addresses by Gov. Charles B. 
Aycock, Senator Clark of Montana, Gen. Matt. W. Ransom, Judge 
McWhorter of Georgia, Mrs. Donald McLean of New York, Gen- 
eral and Mrs. Nelson H. Henry of New York, Bishop Moench of 
Philadelphia, Dean Penniman of the University of Pennsylvania, 
President Venable of the University of North Carolina, Mr. S. H. 
Hardwick of the Southern Railway, and many others of state and 
national fame. 

On this occasion the cornerstone for the Alumnae Memorial 
Hall was laid. This fine building is being erected by the former 
pupils and friends. Slowly but surely the funds for this splendid 
music conservatory are being secured, and the influence of this new 
home for the Music Department is being felt in the increased enthu- 
siasm which is abroad. There were more than 300 music pupils 
last year, and the fame which Salem has always had for its excel- 
lent work in music is a splendid foundation for the greatly increased 
breadth of plan now being laid for the future of the Music De- 

Side by side with Music is quite an array of departments, all 
well arranged and all well patronized, such as Art, Commercial, 
Linguistic, Industrial, Elocution, Care of the Sick, and so on. 

Each and every one of these received an impetus by the cen- 
tennial celebration. 

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A general sketch, such as this one is, has place for a descrip- 
tion of only a few points of interest. No doubt, the detailed plans 
which govern the ' ' room company life ' ' would be of interest to 
many. So, too, the manner in which a day's work is laid out ; the 
curriculum and the special schools come under the same head. All 
these matters, however, rather belong to the catalogue than to an 
historical sketch. 

In closing this article, however, there are two things which we 
will refer to. The one is the list of the men who have had these 
responsibilities resting on them. The list is given so that the former 
pupils may recognize the name of the man who was at the helm 
when they were pupils. There have been eleven Principals in 
charge in the one hundred and three years of the school's history. 

1. Kramsch, Samuel G 1802^1806 

2. Steiner, Abraham G 1806 — 1816 

3. Reichel, G. Benjamin 1816—1833 

4. Jacobson, John C 1833 — 1S44 

5. Bleck, Charles A 1844—1848 

6. De Schweinitz, Emil A 1848—1853 

7. DeSchweinitz, Robert 1853—1866 

8. Grunert, Maximilian 1866 — 1877 

9. Zorn, Theophilus 1877—1884 

10. Rondthaler, Edward 1884—1888 

'11. Clewell, John H 1888— 

The second closing remark is that the brightest and best days 
of usefulness seem to be before the school. In early days Salem 
stood forth as a pioneer of education when there were no schools. 
It did its work well. Now that schools stand on every hill top the 
call seems to be a different one. With feelings of concern it is 
noted that in many sections materialism and a shallow view of edu- 
cation is gaining ground. To-day Salem stands forth as a special 
advocate of that deeper, purer, nobler form of education which not 
only trains the mind but also trains the health, the character and 
the religious life. This form of education is far more laborious than 
the shallow forms, but the results are worth the efforts, and any one 
who studies Salem and its methods will realize that it has a great 

The Academy 4217 

and special work before it, greater than its splendid work of the 
past. Friends are gathering- about it ; endowment will, no doubt, 
follow ; the increased number of needed buildings must come ; the 
number of pupils is increasing, and the handwriting on the wall 
foretells a great and glorious future for old Salem Academy and 
College, the property of the good old North State, nay, we may say 
the common property of the glorious old Southland as well as of 
the splendid " New South." 

In conclusion, Salem sends its greetings to our honored exec- 
utiye, Theodore Roosevelt, who is at this time your guest. Years 
ago Salem welcomed our first President, the immortal Washington, 
and certainly our present great executive is placing himself before 
all the nations of the world as one whose name will never be for- 
gotten, an apostle of peace and a friend of humanity. 

Dr. Clewell's Birthday. 

Of the many pleasant holidays marked in the catalogue of 
Salem Academy and College, the 19th of September stands out as 
a most delightful one, after the stress and the strain of the opening 
weeks of the term. This year, however, it was unusually enjoyable, 
being the 50th birthday of Dr. Clewell, who has reached the most 
prominent landmark on the journey of life, the noontide mark, as 
it were, the zenith of our earthly sky. Dr. Clewell has been con- 
nected with the Academy over 20 years, — first as Vice Principal, 
and a little later as Principal, and has given the strength of his 
young manhood to this arduous, difficult work. No doubt, its 
duties have taxed him greatly as the years rolled by, but we are 
happy to say that Time has left few footprints on his brow. To-day 
he stands on this eminence, strong, able, experienced, active, fitted 
to cope with what yet lies before him. 

Early on the morning of September 19, a number of pupils 
under the direction of Professors Shirley and Storer, assembled in 
the school parlors, and sang several congratulatory hymns, and all 
during the day crowds of friends were coming and going, with 
good wishes and gifts of every sort. A large pyramid of choice 

4218 The Academy 

flowers, with the figure "50" in small purple and white blossoms, 
adorned one table, and with three handsome pictures, pastels in 
rich frames, [formed the offering of the pupils under his charge. 
The faculty^presented an elegant study table of polished oak ; other 
gifts, amonglwhich we noted a fine, roller-top desk with an oaken 
revolving chair in front of it, with flowers, books, pictures and beau- 
tiful articles of every imaginable sort from friends and loved ones, 
filled the rooms to overflowing. 

Dr. ClewelPs co-workers in the ministry and on church boards 
were entertained at an elegant luncheon, in the Principal's house, 
at 1 o'clock, p. m., while the grand birthday dinner was served in 
the spacious Academy dining hall at 7 : 30 p. m. Dr. Clewell had 
given the school a street car ride over the whole line at 5 o'clock, 
p. m. , which, of course, made the anticipated dinner very welcome 

It was an ideal holiday, and it seemed as if girls and Principal 
were equally happy. We trust many a year of successful labor may 
still be Dr. Clewell's in the place which he so eminently and suc- 
cessfully fills. L. 

— The entire list of the Faculty, either in class-room, study- 
parlor or office, alphabetically given, is as follows : Misses 1VL Bes- 
sent, N. Bessent, G. Brown, C. Brewer, O. Barrow, F. Brooke, D. 
Brookes, E. Chitty, L. Clark, Mrs. J. H. Clewell, Dr. J. H. Clew- 
ell, Mr. E. A. Ebert, Misses M. Fulp, R Grosch, R. Garrison, E. 
Heisler, E. Henderson, C. Jones, M. Kapp, E. Lehman, M. Mein- 
ung, I. Nicewonger, Mr. C. B. Pfohl, Misses L. Reid, A. Roueche, 
I. Rice, Bishop E. Rondthaler, Misses S. Shaffner, L. Shaffner, 
E. Smith, Mr. H. A. Shirley, Mr. Storer, Miss A.' Siedcnburg, C. 
Vest, S. Vest, A. Van Vleck, C. Winkler. 

— Since the last number of The Academy was printed, a part 
of the roof has been placed on Alumnae Hall. The frame work of 
the roof has been finished, and the sheeting also, and the tinners 
are putting on the final touches. The next step will be to begin 
work on the upper story which, when finished, will be the home of 
the Music Department 

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For Alumnae Memorial Hall : 

Lawn Party, Academy Campus, Sept. 14, '05, $50. 48 

Class of 1903 : 

Miss Ada Clark 5.00 

Mrs. May McMinn Houston 5.00 

Miss Hannah Dewey 5.00 

Miss Sadie Rollins 5.00 

Miss Bessie Hughes. . . 5.00 

Miss Mary Wood 5..00 

Rev. Robert de Schweinitz column : 

Sale of Postal Cards 18.00? 

Bethania Branch, Miss Lehman Memorial Door : 

Mrs. Mary Parker Mann 1.00 

Total to date, $15,966.01. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treas. 



Kapp — Hege— In Salem, Oct. io, 1905, Dr. H'. H. Kapp to Miss Rosa. 

Dalton — Lichtenthalar. — In Salem, Oct. ir, 1905, Mr. VV. Dalton 
to Miss Annie Lichtenthaeler. 

McCarty— Moore.— On Oct. 25, 1905, in St. Peter's Ep.scopal Church, 
Charlotte, N. C, Mr. Daniel T. McCarty to Miss Fanny L. Moore, of 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Ivey— McKinney.— On October it, 1905, Mr. A. D. Ivie, of Leaks- 
ville, N. C, to Miss Annie McKinney, of Reidsville, N..C. 

She Jimi&v cf "^udmdi, jPwfmnenS, || 

mMed ike btM. 

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FOUNDED 1802. 



Preparatory and Collegiate Departments. Special 
Schools in Music, Art, Industrial and Commercial Studies, 
Languages, Elocution and Home Care of the Sick. Reg- 
istration last year 403. Sixteen States and Eight Foreign 
Countries represented. Send for Catalogue. 




FALL TERM will open in its commodious and splendid new school building 
constructed according to best ideas of lighting, heating and ventilation ; 
thoroughly equipped in all its departments ; regular gymnasium practice. 
Graduates from Classical Course enter State University without examination, 
Situations easily secuied by those completing course in Commercial Arithmetic. 
Book-keeping, Phonography, and Type-W riting. Special courses in Music and 
Elocution. Home accommodations for boarders. Send for cataloguo. 

JAS. F. BROWER, A. M. Head Master 



Moravian Boarding School for Boys. 

FOUNDED 1785. 

Beautiful location. and exceptionally healthful climate Military organization combined 
with home-care for the individual scholar. Besides the regular Academic Course of Study 
and music, the preparation for College or for the technical Schools may be undertaken 

Terms $330 per annum. The Easter Session begins January 10th, 1893. 

Rev. S.J. BLUM. Principal. 


The Bingham School, 

Orange County, Near Mebane, N. C. 

Inviti s you- attention to its beautiful and healthful location, in the Piecniont 
section of Nsrth Oa'olina, on the Southern Railway in the country. Discipline 
strict tut kind. Bible, Physical Culture and Penmanship eii'pb> s ; zed. Cas^i- 
cal, Scientific and Oommeicial courses including Short lund, Book l eeping, i to. 
For catalogue address 

Preston Lewis Gray, B. L., Mebane, N. C. 


Vol. 29. Winston-Salem, N. C, November, 1905. No. 250 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Societv 
of Salem Academy and College All subscriptions and c mimunica- 
tions should be addressed to Thi* Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


— The question has been asked on several occasions whether 
Thanksgiving boxes are permitted. In reply we refer to the Cata- 
logue rule which prohibits boxes on any occasion but Christmas. 
The wisdom of this rule which has been proved over and over again 
is unquestioned, and we will ask our patrons to firmly adhere to 
this rule and to send boxes only at Christmas time. 

— The happy Christmas season is now approaching, and, in 
order that there may be no misunderstanding on the part of parents 
we desire to state that the school is open during the holiday season 
and pupils are at liberty to remain within the school without an 
extra charge being made, as is customary in many institutions. 
The Academy has always gone further than merely to offer a home 
to her pupils at this happy season, it offers a home and also genu- 
ine Christmas joy. With the ease of railroad travel more pupils go 
to their homes than in years past, but we desire to say to our 
patrons that we will promise the brightest Christmas joys to all who 
remain, and will add that a very large company of pupils do remain, 
many of them from choice, in order to witness the special festivities 
of a Moravian Christmas celebration, and also the special happiness 

4222 The Academy 

which is found in connection with a Christmas within the Academy, 
Christmas boxes may be sent to pupils after the beginning of the 
Christmas recess. 

— The Moravian Triennial Synod convened in the chapel of 
the Home Church, Salem, Nov. 14, 15 and 16. The gathering 
was large, the sessions were harmonious and the work was per- 
formed in a thorough and satisfactory manner. It is this body 
which has the control of our school. There was no special legisla- 
tion relating to our institution, but a report was made giving a care- 
ful resume of the condition of our work, and the Synod in a body 
attended a complimentary recital, and also made a thorough exam- 
ination of the buildings and grounds. Arrangements had been 
made to have all the departments at work, in so far as could be, 
and the inspection was very thorough and complete. After this 
was over the ladies of the congregation tendered the Synod a lunch- 
eon, at which there were a number of enjoyable addresses. 

— The Moravian Synod is the occasion when the Trustees of 
Salem Academy and College are elected for the next three years. 
The election placed all of the old members of this board back in 
office. They are as follows : Trustees — Bishop Rondthaler, Rev. 
James E. Hall and Mr. John W. Fries. Financial Board — Messrs. 
E. F. Strickland, W. T. Vogler and H. A. Pfohl. 

— The work on Memorial Hall has made decided progress 
since last The Academy was printed. The tin roof is being rap- 
idly put into position, the first floor is being laid on the upper story, 
or the Music Department, and workmen are building the steps both 
on the north and south ends of the building. The cornice work 
has been painted and a part of the scaffolding on the east side has 
been removed. 

— A very valuable book has just been published by Miss Ade- 
laide L. Fries entitled " Funeral Chorals of the Unitas Fratrum or 
Moravian Church." Many of the readers of The Academy will 

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remember the solemn and impressive music of the Church band at 
Eastertime, New Year and on funeral occasions. The publication 
gives a history of this form of music, prints the music itself, and 
also the words of the hymns. This work should be in the hands of 
every member of the Moravian Church, as it will enable them to 
come into closer sympathy with this beautiful custom, and former 
pupils of the school will be interested, as it will enable them to 
revive sweet and solemn recollections of this experience in their 
school days. The book is bound in paper at 25 cents, and in cloth 
at 50 cents. If any of the readers of The Academy desire us to- 
supply them with a copy we will be pleased to do so upon receipt 
of the above price. 

— The school is again very full this year, but the excellent 
spirit which is abroad among pupils and faculty makes the school- 
life very happy. It is cause for congratulation when the work pro- 
gresses as is the case the present year. 

— We desire to call special attention to Miss Lehman's article 
in this issue. Miss Lehman's work is a real contribution to scien- 
tific research in our neighborhood, and supplements a long and 
carefully written article published about a year ago. The publica- 
tion of her discoveries take this permanent form, and can be used 
as reference by students in this department of scientific work. 

— The death of Col. Vawter, the president of the famous Miller 
School, is not only a great loss to the educational world, but also of 
special sorrow to us in view ol our great sympathy for his daughter, 
Miss Virginia, who is a member of our Senior Class. Col. Vawter 
has given his life strength to this great institution for a quarter of a 
century, and has succeeded in establishing a school plant which in 
excellence of equipment, thoroughness of work and marked success 
in its work is not surpassed by any school in the country. Col. 
Vawter became ill very suddenly, and although Miss Virginia 
reached his bedside before the end, he was not conscious when she 
arrived at her home. Our sincere sympathy goes out to this sor- 
rowing member of our Senior Class, as well as to the relatives and 
to the members of the Miller School. 

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The Chrysanthemum Show. 

During the past summer it was decided by the ladies of the 
Alumnae Association to arrange a Chrysanthemum and Flower 
Show at the proper season of the year. The arrangement of this 
exhibition was assumed by Mrs. E. A. Ebert, and she was ably 
assisted by a number of ladies in Winston-Salem. Later in the 
year it was decided to divide the proceeds with the Twin-City Hos- 
pital. Very earnest efforts were put forth and the arrangements 
were very full and complete. The time finally settled upon for the 
exhibit was Nov. 2 and 3, and the place was the Academy Chapel, 
with the entrance to the same at the South Hall door. 

Supper and other refreshments were served in C and D class- 
rooms, the Cooking School rooms having been turned over to the 
ladies for their use during those days. 

The exhibition was a marked success from several points of 
view. In the first place the display of flowers was unusually good. 
There were exhibitions from the ladies of Winston, of Salem, and 
also from neighboring towns and rural homes. In addition to the 
display of chrysanthemums there were splendid specimens of ferns, 
begonias, roses and other flowers and plants. It would be impos- 
sible in a limited space to attempt to describe the special points of 
excellence in the several varieties shown, but the list of premiums 
awarded will give some idea of the extent of the exhibition. The 
only remark that we will make is that the display in extent and 
beauty was a revelation to our people, because it showed how ex- 
tensive in the community was the cultivation of this glorious autumn 
flower, the chrysanthemum. In addition to the beauty of the flow- 
ers and plants, the arrangement was exceedingly skillful and attrac- 
tive, and whether the chapel was seen by daylight or in the evening 
it appeared almost like fairyland. 

Another feature of the success was the happiness of everybody 
in connection with this extensive work. Not only were the visitors 
charmed and delighted, but also those who had worked so hard 
were happy and gratified because of the marked success. The 
whole exhibition illustrated the old saying that ' ' a thing of beauty 
is a joy forever. ' ' 

An equally busy part of the effort was found on the first floor 

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of South Hall, where supper and other refreshments were sold - 
One of the marked features in connection with all affairs of this 
kind in the Academy is that full value is always given. The supper 
was fine and abundant, the ice cream was the very best, while in 
such matters as salted peanuts, fudge and so on, these tables were 
cleared almost as soon as the doors were opened. 

The reports have not yet been handed in as we write this notice 
of the occasion, but we think the receipts were about as follows : 
In the Flower Department about $100.00 was realized ; the Supper 
and Refreshment Department brought in about $200.00, and we 
are informed that Mrs. Ebert has received some additional cash 
gifts, so that when all the expenses have been paid there will doubt- 
less be about $300.00 or more on hand, half of which will be used 
to put a tile floor in the new operating room of the Twin City Hos- 
pital and half of which will be paid to the ladies who are interested 
in the erection of Alumnae Memorial Hall. The success of this 
effort is particularly gratifying because the previous efforts, while 
very meritorious, were not financially a marked success, and hence 
the joy and pleasure of all of the. ladies, who have given so much 
time and effort to this exhibition, can be readily understood. The 
ladies have done a good work, for the Hospital, for Memorial Hall 
and for the flower-loving part of our community. 

While it is impossible to make comment on the various indi- 
vidual parts of the exhibit, we will give the list of the premiums 
and that will give some idea of the extent of the display. 

It would evidently be an injustice to close this sketch without 
alluding to the splendid work done by the little folks and their 
friends. The two doll houses, belonging to Miss Marguerite Fries 
and to Misses Margaret and Marion Blair, were marvels of com- 
pleteness and attractiveness, and were always surrounded by a large 
company of admirers. In like manner the place where the dressed 
dolls were exhibited, from the little bit of a doll which was so small 
that it had to be fastened to a piece of cardboard so that it would 
not be lost, up to the largest specimen that filled the hearts of the 
little folks with love and delight, all displayed great talent and the 
very best of taste. 

The premiums were very valuable, and, we learn, were all pre- 
sented by individuals and firms. 

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Altogether the Chrysanthemum Show was a marvellous success 
and The Academy congratulates all of the ladies who gave so 
much time and effort during the summer and fall to this work. 

The following is the list of premiums, and will convey to our 
readers some idea of the extent of the exhibit : 

For best ten growing chrysanthemums to Mrs. W. D. Poin- 
dexter, a roller tray trunk, donated by the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco 
Co. : second prize to Mrs. W. H. White, a mantle scarf, donated 
by A. Daye. 

Best collection of growing chrysanthemums, Mrs. H. V. Hor- 
ton, a parlor pedestal, donated by Huntley-Hill-Stockton Co. 

Best collection six growing yellow chrysanthemums, Mrs. J. 
R. Watson, prize from D. D. Schouler. 

Growing plant with largest number of blooms, Miss Ellen Ebert, 
a turkey, donated by Sam Rose. 

Largest stem flower on growing plant, Mrs. W. D. Poindexter, 
a rocker from Southside Manufacturing Co. 


Best collection home grown chrysanthemums, Mrs. D. D. 
Schouler, cash $10. 

Second prize for same, Miss Hennie Peterson, rocker from 
Forsyth Chair Co. 

Best chrysanthemum from out of town, Mrs. Ann Smith, of 
High Point, cash $10. 

Largest white chrysanthemum, Mrs. W. D. Poindexter, hand- 
painted vase, from Fred N. Day. 

Largest yellow chrysanthemum, Mrs. W. N. Poindexter, celery 
tray, from D. S. Reid. 

Largest chrysanthemum, Mrs. W. N. Poindexter, salad bowl, 
from Mrs. J. L. Brietz. 

Largest bronze chrysanthemum, Mrs. Oscar Fisher, Center- 
ville, cash $1.00. 

Finest collection red chrysanthemums, Mrs. J. R. Watson, 
rug from Rominger & Crim. 

Finest collection ostrich plume chrysanthemums, Miss Hennie 
Peterson, picture from A. C. Vogler & Son. 

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Finest collection of pom-pom chrysanthemums, Mrs. George I. 
Walker, guitar from Abe Jacobs. 

Best collection of cut chrysanthemums raised by a child under 
15 years of age, Miss Mary Horton, an iron bed from Forsyth Iron 
Bed Co. 

Second prize to Miss Annette Wilson, mandolin by Bowen 

Finest single chrysanthemum raised by a child under 15 years 
of age, Miss Louise Horton, brooch, donated by W. T. Vogler & 

Finest collection geraniums, Mrs. Wm. Grunert, rocking chair 
from L. B. Hood & Co. 

Finest collection begonias, Mrs. Lloyd, hand bag from Owens 
Drug Co. 

Finest collection ferns, Mrs. J. M. Woodruff, table donated by 
Mr. H. A. Pfohl. 

Finest specimen fern, Mrs. D. D. Schouler, cash $1. 

Finest asparagus fern, Mrs. H. V. Horton, cash $1. 

Finest collection roses, Mrs. E. A. Ebert, chafing dish, Forsyth 
Hardware Co. 

Finest collection dahlias, Miss Mary Walker, cash $1.50. 


Finest dressed lady doll, Martha Roberts, a doll bed. 

Finest dressed girl doll, Mary Pell, a child's chair. 

Finest dressed tiniest doll, Eleanor Albea, a dressed doll. 

Finest doll house, 1st prize, Misses Margaret and Marion Blair, 
a Junior Buck range, donated by the Junior Buck Range Co. ; 2nd 
prize, Miss Marguerite Fries, a large dressed doll. 

— The Vesper services have been regularly held this year and 
the special programmes , have been made out by the several room 
companies with more than usual care. Among the speakers who 
have been with us were Bishop Rondthaler, Col. F. H. Fries, Dr. 
Brown, the Rev. Mr. Cooke and the Rev. J. K. Pfohl. 

—Mr. C. B. Pfohl started out on a visitation to our patrons and 
friends, but was taken suddenly ill and had to return to his home. 
He is slowly improving. 

4228 The Academy. 

Monograph on North Carolina Fungi. 


In the summer of 1904 our Mycological Club, consisting of 
Professor Shirley, J. H. Clewell, Jr., Miss Chitty and myself, ex- 
amined and catalogued over 200 varieties of Mushrooms from our 
immediate vicinity. During the late autumn the interest deepened 
from month to month ; other duties intervened, but we added to 
this list from time to time so that it now numbers near 400, to which 
we make additions as time and circumstances permit. 

The study of these unique forms of vegetation has given us 
that deep, pure joy which can only be experienced by the true 
lover of Nature, as he becomes more and more intimately acquainted 
with her secrets. Yet, why should they be secrets, since they are 
free to all who care to seek for them. Nature is no churl, but gives 
generous, unstinted measure to all who seek her in her woodland 
haunts,— her great cathedral aisles where the wind whispers low, 
soothing all the weariness from heart and brain. 

Here, on green, mossy banks, the deep-red Hygrophorus mini- 
atus caps glow like great rubies, fairy favors, which the" woodland 
denizens scatter generously around, or the yellow and vermillion 
Cantharellus look like flowers as beautiful as any ever grown in 
garden or hothouse. Anon we find a dull purple cornucopia which 
bears the name Trompete du Morte, " the Trumpet of Death," but 
it is innocent in spite of its gruesome name. As we go on Clito- 
cybe cups, parasol shapes of Lepiota, Tricholoma Hypholo7na, num- 
berless varieties of the Coral Mushrooms, the C/avarias, all send 
up their purple, orange, yellow or white tufts, Eccilias, bpex, with 
honey-combed teeth, Russulas, red, purple, green and white gem 
the turf, making a landscape garden of the barest woodland or 

Later in the summer of 1904 two species of a dry-rot fungus, 
Merulius tremelloides and lachrymans, put in some destructive 
work in a basement room of our Archive House, causing all the 
woodwork to crumble into dusty fragments. Kidney-shaped yellow 
formations adorned the door-facings, while a white, kid-like mem- 
brane covered books, everything, — destructive but very interesting. 

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Out of doors we found numerous members of the large Poly- 
poms family, tough, woody formations. One fine specimen of 
Polyporus Berkley!?, 17 inches by 12, and weighing S}4 pounds, 
was sent to the Botanical Museum at Cornell University, N. Y. , 
while other specimens were sent to the Lloyd Museum, Cincinnati, 
Ohio. Later, we found others, Polyporus giganteus, weighing 7 
pounds, the frondosus also large and handsome. The Hydnums 
came on apace, with bristle-like teeth on the under surface instead 
of the tubes of the Boleti, or the more familiar gills, like accordeon- 
pleated skirts : the large Hydnum imbrication, the repandum, with 
pale yellow teeth, and various cup-like forms, fit for fairy banquets. 
We found one small but perfect Hydnum caput Medusa, and, later, 
the eriuacea. Even on Dec. 25, a cluster of bright orange-colored 
Claudopus nidularius, with its strong odor of cyanide of potassium, 
was sent to us. 

In the spring of the year 1905 we found a handsome group of 
Morchella crassipes, unobtrusively growing in a corner of our yard, 
and soon a fine specimen of Gyroinitra esc?ilensta came up in the 
corner of a hot-bed, its maroon-colored, convoluted pileus, and 
thick, white, channeled stem made a unique combination. A pretty 
cluster of Gyrocephalus rufus was given us by Marguerite Fries, as 
well as some interesting forms of Calostama Ravenelli and cinnaba- 
rina, with sticky fuzziness. 

As the season advanced the Amanitas came up like an army 
with banners, only their flag of truce, so purely white, was often a 
deadly cheat. Just outside of our college campus, the immense, 
cone-like bases of the Amanita strobiliformis, 5 by 6 inches, w r ith 
exquisite tracery on c?p, the reddish, rust-colored rubescens, the 
red, striated Caesarea, regally beautiful, — the Solitarias, pure and 
fleecy ; a magnificent Amanita c/iloro?wsma, brought by Miss Sophia 
Butner from Wilkesboro, all these and more came up as if sure of 
a welcome on account of their beauty. 

A small glen on our campus was literally carpeted with the 
immense purple caps of the Cortinarius violaceus, while Lactarius 
cups, blue, white, brown, zonale, yellow, were everywhere, with 
their milky, sticky juice. The puff-balls also appeared, so crisp, so 
purely white in their early stage that we fried and ate some as 
choice delicacies, equal to any oysters. A great mass of Sparassis 

4230 The Academy 

crispa was found by Paulina Frye, while the Agaricnscampestris, 
the edible mushroom par excellence, was brought by J. H. Clew- 
ell, Jr., from Clemmons, N. C. 

We also found the quaint Helvella crispa here and there under 
the trees, no two being alike. Masses of Tremella albida (fairy 
bread) grew around small plants so quivering as almost to feel 
alive. There, too, were the sticky brown caps of Leotia lubrica, 
so peculiar that perhaps the fairies also feast on them. All our ex- 
periences, however, were not so pleasant. The Mushroom families 
are much like families in the world of men : — some are beautiful, 
some are useful, some are both Sesame and Lillies, and some are 
decidedly neither. One day we found a Dright-red finger-like mush- 
room growing through dead leaves, pretty, with a pinkish volva or 
wrapper at the base, but one or two specimens were enough ; we left 
them severely alone as an undesirable acquaintance, content to 
know the name, Mutinus caninus, the whole suggestive of an intol- 
erable odor. 

Later, we also found several globular bodies with a single small 
root, one had burst at the top and showed a small white ring. We 
set them away for further development, and it came with surprising 
rapidity ; the green cap, on a white stem, grew at the rate of two 
inches in three hours ; a white veil drooping from this cap, beauti- 
ful in its intricate markings and yet so offensive that it could not be 
tolerated within 300 yards of the house. It was the large Phallus 

The sympathetic interest of friends has been very helpful to us 
in these studies, and it is gratifying to see the widening interest in 
the many beautiful forms around us. Mr. J. D. Laugenour at one 
time brought us a handsome Lepiota, or parasol mushroom from 
the court house square, and at another time a large Calvatia crani- 
formis, or Brain puff-ball : this is fine eating if well prepared. Pro- 
fessor Brower also presented us with a magnificent specimen of the 
Scleroderma Geaster, or Giant Earth Star, some nine inches in diam- 
eter. We sent it on to Prof. C. G. Lloyd, of Cincinnati, Ohio, who 
has given his principal attention to Puff-balls. He has sent us in 
return a number of Mycological Notes, profusely illustrated, which 
form a valuable addition to Mycological Literature, containing as 
they do the results of Prof. Lloyd's researches all over the world, 
even in the Samoan Islands. Hilda Spruill brought us a can of 

The Academy. 4231 

Agaricus campestris, imported from France by Austin Nichols & 
Co. , of New York. We prepared them and found them delicious 
eating so that our summer brought us quite a variety of pleasing 

Eht Monti) in tije jE>ci)ool. 

— Miss Lula Stipe will teach school at Pleasant Fork this 

— Miss Eva Wharton expects to take charge of a school near 
Clemmons, N. C. 

— Mr. and Mrs. Carter, of Washington, N. C. , paid us a brief 
visit this month. 

— Miss Fannie Powers, a decent graduate is visiting friends in 
the Twin City. 

— The fine Fall weather tempts many parties to make trips into 
the surrounding forests. 

— The Vesper services have been held this term, with marked 
interest and beautiful music. 

— The literary societies have a large membership this year, and. 
good work will no doubt be done. 

— A number of Seniors have organized themselves into a nor- 
mal class, aud are taking a special course of pedagogy. 

— Mrs. Clewell gave the little girls of East Annex a picnic at 
the Park, Oct. 7. The occasion was greatly enjoyed by all who 
were present. 

— Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Reich celebrated their Golden Wedding 
some days ago. Many friends called and extended their hearty 

— Tiie Young People's Meetings are this year being held in 
the Home church. The attendance is very large, there having been 
451 present at a recent meeting. 

4232 The Academy. 

— Our youngest pupil, Dorothy Bopp, of Washington, D. C. , 
arrived some days ago. She is only about 6 years of age, but is a 
bright and happy member of East Annex. 

— Oct. 9 the entire school took a walk up to Winston, around 
the Court House square and back to the college. More than three 
hundred were in line and the sight was a pleasing one. 

— The Fries Gas Plant, which has supplied the school and 
church with light for many years has finally closed down, and the 
gas will in future be supplied by the Winston Gas Company. 

— Very beautiful home weddings were those of Miss Rosa Hege 
and Dr. Kapp and Miss Annie Lichtenthaler and Mr. Dalton. The 
homes were tastily decorated and the services very impressive. 

— The Seniors robes and caps arrived Monday, Oct. 2. This 
event is always a notable one, and this year is no exception. The 
Academy presents its compliments to our new dignified Seniors ! 

— The meeting of the Wachovia Historical Society which was 
held some time since was unusually interesting and in addition to 
the papers read there were presented a number of very valuable 

— Rev. and Mrs. Frank Wilde, with their son, are visiting Dr. 
and Mrs. Clewell. Mr. Wilde is Superintendent of the Jamaica 
Moravian Mission, and has been in this important field for nearly a 
quarter of a century. 

— The County Fair attracted many visitors. On Oct. 3 the 
monument erected on Court House square in memory of the Con- 
federate dead was unveiled. The school enjoyed a holiday out of 
respect to the occasion. 

The first number of The Ivy appeared early in November, and 
is the Thanksgiving number. It is in charge of Misses Levy and 
Jones. This magazine is a model of the printer's art, and has been 
prepared with great skill and with unusual care. There are edi- 
torial and literary articles as well as school items, personal items 
and discussion of current school affairs. We congratulate The Ivy 
on the attractiveness of the paper as well as the merits of the 

The Academy. 4233 

— The recent cold weather called for the removal of the plants, 
orange trees and palms to the chapel, halls and conservatory. The 
latter will be still more attractive than last year, though it was a 
source of great pleasure all last winter. 

— On Monday, Sept. 4, Mrs. Laura E. Lewis died at her late 
home in Montezuma, Ga. She was the mother of Misses Mamie, 
Georgia and Janie Lewis, all of whom spent some years in the 
Academy, either as teachers or pupils. The many friends extend 
sympathy in this time of sorrow. 

— Last March, when Celeste Henkel was in Baltimore she vis- 
ited the grave of Edgar Allen Poe, our greatest Southern poet. It 
is in East Baltimore, in Westminster church -yard. She tells us it is 
a plain upright granite stone, not more than three feet high, with a 
small medallion of Poe in bas relief, with name and date of death. 

— On our Founder's Day picnic we searched the woods indus- 
trously for specimens of the fine edible Mushroom, called Medusa' s 
Head, after the amiable lady whose hair turned to living snakes. 
All at once a group of teachers, Misses Smith, Fulp, Kapp, Brooke 
and Rice spied a tall stump almost covered with the finest speci- 
mens we ever saw. The large one, weighing about five pounds and 
measuring about 21 inches across, we sent to the great Lloyd 
library, Cincinnati, Ohio, while the smaller ones still rejoice our 
eyes ! 

— Elections have been held in several of the classes recently. The 
following have been reported to the The Academy : 

Senior Class. — President — Miss Blanche Nicholson. Vice 
Presidents — Misses Anna Chreitzberg and Josephine Parris. Sec- 
retary — Miss Ruth Siewers. Treasurer — Miss Carrie Levy. His- 
torian — Miss Laura Hairston. Poet — Miss Margaret Hopkins. 

Jwiior Class. — President — Miss Mary Heitman. Vice Presi- 
dents — Misses Aline Daniel and Pearl Hege. Secretarv — Edna 
Wilson. — Treasurer — Opal Brown. Historian — Dora Haury. 

— It was quite interesting recently in an Astronomy class when, 
speaking of the constellation, the " Southern Cross," visible only 
south of the Equator, to find that Ethel Pullian, who had lived for 
a time in New Zealand, had really seen it ! It is so important that 

4254 The Academy. 

some years ago when Dr. Talmage visited Australia, he was so 
anxious to see this ' ' emblem of our salvation nailed to the sky with 
star-nails that he had a friend to wake him in the early morning 
hours as soon as it became visible. Canopus, the dancing-star of 
the ship " Argo," used to be quite bright here, about 1)4, degrees 
above the southern horizon in December, but the many brilliant 
electric lights*at Southside have made it impossible for us to see it. 
Tennyson, in his " Dream of Fair Women," makes Cleopatra say : 

' ' We drank the Lybian sun to sleep, 
With lamps that outburned Canopus." 

—The very pleasant weather of the Fall seasion tempted many 
parties to take long walks into the surrounding country. Some- 
times the object was to promote the cause of science, as when one 
and another tried to contribute to Miss Lehman's collections of 
mushrooms ; sometimes the rather rare shell bark trees were the 
objective point of interest, while ' ' May pops ' ' were incidental ob- 
jects of attraction, and at other times the beautiful foliage and splen- 
did views were the more aesthetic attractions. On one occasion Dr. 
and Mrs. Clewell escorted the Seniors on a long and interesting 
trip, and we may add that the party discovered about all the fun 
which was to be found along the line of the walk. 

- — The picnic on Founder's Day was a grand success. The 
weather was fine, ideal autumn weather. The foliage was brilliant, 
and Mr. Sigg had given us the exclusive use of the Park on that 
day, placing all the buildings and games at the disposal of the young 
ladies. The luncheon is a marked feature, especially so because of 
three things, the exercise which all have taken, the fact that it is 
served in the open air, and the merits of the lunch itself. The street 
cars were a courtesy of Mr. Siggs, and furthermore in the evening 
the moving pictures which had been shown at the Park during the 
Summer were shown in the school chapel. The thanks of the en- 
tire school are due to Mrs. Clewell, to Mr. Sigg and to others who 
so generously contributed to the pleasure of the pupils. 

— We have been pleased to receive visits from a number of our 
patrons during the past weeks. We failed to get the names of all, 
but among them we notice those of Mr. E. L. Smith, of St. Louis; 
Mr. Oscar Smith, of Baltimore ; Mr. W. L. Smith, of Concord ; 
Mr. Hughes, of Hillsboro ; Mrs. Annie Fant Cary, of South Caro- 
lina ; Mr. and Mrs. Sprague, of New York ; Mrs. Owens, of Ga. ; 
Mrs. Gooch, of Virginia, and also a number of other relatives and 
friends of the pupils. 

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The following amounts have been received during the month 
for Alumnae Memorial Hall : 

The proceeds of the Bazar held during the 

past Summer, under the direction of Mrs. 

W. S. Shaffner and Miss Etta Shaffner. . $665 28 
Proceeds of sale by members of Junior Room 

Company 25 00 

D. S. Gillespie for Miss Lydia Stauber Memorial 5 00 

Retta Weslosky, Class of 1903 5 00 

Mattiella Cocke, Class of 1903 5 00 

Amy Sloan, Class of 1903 5 00 ' 

Mattiella Cocke, Class of 1903 3 00 

Total to date $1,6679 29 


Sheek— Foreman.— In the First M. E. Church of Elizabeth City, N.C., 
Mr. Matthew Leigh Sheek to Miss Gertrude Foreman. 

Barnes— Herring.— On Nov. ist, in the Methodist Church, Wilson, 
N. C, Mr. Robert Edwin Barnes to Miss Julia, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. 

Armfield— Armfield.— In High Point, N. C, on Oct. 26, Mr. Frank 
Armfield of Monroe, N. C, to Miss Lucile Armfield. 

Bosworth— Fernet;— On Nov. 7. in Christ Church, Nashville, Tenn., 
Mr. Willard Moore Bosworth to Miss Louise Pernet. 

Fogle — Thomas — On Nov. 8, in Greensboro, N, C, Mr. Fred A. 
Fogle to Miss Jessie E. Thomas. 

MacLauchlin— MacFadven — On Nov. 15, in Raeford, N. C, Mr. J. 
W. MacLauchlin to Miss Christiana MacFadyen. 

You will always find a fine line of STATIONERY, a 
complete and up-to-date line of TOILET ARTICLES, 
a fresh lot of FINE CANDY, and a CLEAN SODA 



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FOUNDED 1802. 



Preparatory and Collegiate Departments. Special 
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Moravian Boarding School for Boys. 

FOUNDED 1785. 

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The Bingham School, 

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Invites your attention to its beautiful and healthful location, in the Piedmont 
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Vol. 29. Winston-Salem, N. C, December, 1905. No. 251 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to Thi Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

IE tutorial. 

— A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of our 

— The Christmas Recess began Thursday, Dec. 21st, at 2 p.m. 
Recitations will be resumed Tuesday, Jan. 2d, 1906, at 8:45 a. m. 

— The members of the Faculty gave a delightful concert several 
weeks ago, and the proceeds will be acknowledged in our next 

— During the days preceding Christmas many loads of ever- 
greens are brought to church and school, and plans for the decora- 
tions are more elaborate than usual. 

— The facility with which railroad travel enables our pupils to 
reach their homes has tempted a very large number to spend the 
ten days of the Christmas recess with loved ones, still there will be 
in the school more than a hundred persons, in all of the various 
departments, so that there is no doubt that Christmas will be fully 
celebrated with the usual amount of pleasure and enjoyment. 

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— Among the gifts of the month we notice the liberal contribu- 
tion on the part of the ladies as a result of the Flower Show in 
October. This handsome sum represents only half the profits, 
since half was donated to the Twin-City Hospital. We also 
acknowledge the generous gift of the Junior Room Company, which 
is the second one they have made to the Hall during this term. 
The Juniors are a wide-awake and active room company, and we 
believe they will do a good work for the Hall during the coming 
months as they have done during the past term. 

— Many of the pupils who will remain in Salem during the 
Christmas holidays do so by their own choice, because a celebration 
of Christmas within the School, including the enjoyable services in 
the Home Church, is an event which leaves a pleasant memory 
during the life of the pupil. We have frequently noticed, while 
visiting in nearer or more distant sections, that in conversing with 
friends one of the themes which is most frequently taken up is that 
of the celebration of Christmas or of Easter in the Moravian Church. 
These religious services have such an atmosphere of devotion and 
the services are so hearty and realistic in their nature that not only 
do many pupils remain, but the 'number of visitors from distant 
points coming to enjoy these services seems to be increasing. This 
is indeed a happy feature connected with the life of the pupils, and 
well it is that some of their brightest recollections of Salem cluster 
around sacred things. 

Dr. Clewell's Visit to Wake Forest. 

On Thursday, Dec. 7, Dr. Poteat was formally inaugurated as 
President of Wake Forest College. Dr. Clewell represented Salem 
Academy and College on this occasion. In addition to the Alumni 
and friends, who had gathered earlier in the day, a special train was 
run from Raleigh to Wake Forest, carrying the members of the 
Baptist Convention, then in session in Raleigh, and many other 
visitors, nearly a thousand altogether. The academic procession at 
Wake Forest, the formal addresses of the new President and other 
friends were successfully carried out. In the evening Dr. Poteat 

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held a reception .it his residence. Dr. Ciewell spent the night as 
the guest of Prof. Lenneau, and next morning briefly addressed the 
student body. Later he drove into the country to visit Maj. and 
Mrs. J. M. Crenshaw. In the afternoon he^ went to Goldsboro, and 
spent the evening and Saturday morning paying his respects to the 
patrons in that city. He visited the homes of Misses Alice Aycock, 
Harriet Dewey, LeMay Dewey and Rosa Powell. The visit was a 
very pleasant one throughout, and many courtesies were extended 
during these days. 

The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. 

"The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, May 20, 

1775, and Lives of Its Signers, pp. 205, by George W. Graham, 
M. D., the Neale Publishing Co., New York and Washington. " 
We acknowledge the receipt of the above work with the compli- 
ments of the author. Dr. Graham has spent many years in gath- 
ering together the facts in regard to the Mecklenburg Declaration 
of Independence, and some years ago delivered an address before 
the Scotch-Irish Society of America in Lexington, Va. The book 
which has just come from the press contains all the points in the 
address alluded to and a considerable amount of additional informa- 
tion. After presenting the various points to establish the fact of the 
Declaration of Independence, May 20, 1775, Dr. Graham gives a 
sketch of the lives of the signers of this document, and, as an ap- 
pendix, copies from Martin's History, such information as relates 
to the declaration and various other documents bearing upon the 
same subject. 

The controversy in regard to the Mecklenburg Declaration of 
Independence briefly given is this : Dr. Graham and many other 
scholars claim that on May 20, 1775, a duly authorized convention 
of regularly appointed representatives from Mecklenburg County 
formulated a declaration of independence practically the same as 
that which a year later was made in Philadelphia, Penna. , July 4, 

1776. Copies of this document were sent to Congress and to var- 
ious parties in North Carolina. 

A number of years later the home of a Mr. Alexander who had 
the original document was destroyed by fire, and with it the origi- 

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nal document perished. Mr. Alexander reproduced this document 
from memory, but there were of course certain verbal inaccuracies 
in this document which was written from memory. 

Perhaps fifty years, more or less, after the event an old South 
Carolina paper was discovered which had a copy of certain resolu- 
tions which were said to have been passed May 31, 1775. These 
. latter resolutions were not a declaration of independence, but were 
;a protest against certain irregularities in connection with the Eng- 
glish government of North Carolina, and provided for the carrying 
out of certain laws in view of the general confusion existing at that 

The position seems to be, therefore, that Dr. Graham and 
others claim that on May 20th a clear cut declaration of independ- 
ence was made, that the so-called paper of May 31 had been origi- 
inally prepared for the purpose of being adopted at this meeting, 
but that when the news of the battle of Lexington was received on 
the very day that the convention met, May 20, the milder resolu- 
tions previously prepared were swept to one side and a positive 
clear-cut declaration of independence made. 

The other side of the question takes up the paper claimed to 
have been passed May 31, and say that this was the first and only 
protest made and was not a declaration of independence. 

Dr. Graham's book has as its object the establishment of the 
first position. Quite recently a copy of the Cape Fear Mercury, of 
June, 1775, was discovered in New York city, and that gives the 
full text of the declaration made on May 20, 1775. It is proposed 
to send a delegation to New York to make a thorough investiga- 
tion into the authenticity of this document and if it is found to be 
all right it would seem to establish beyond a question the fact that 
the meeting of May 20, 1775, was the real meeting, and that the 
declaration of independence was a real declaration of independence. 

Another element which has recently entered into the contro- 
versy and is of great value is the discovery of a paragraph in the 
Moravian Archives of Bethania, N. C. Mr. O. J. Lehman made 
the discovery. The document is part of the regular Church diary, 
and its authenticity and correctness is beyond any question what- 
ever. The paper is an historical sketch, filed with the diary, and 
giving the events from the time of the trouble with the Regulators 
to the year 1770, including the events preceding the American 

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Revolution and the events of the Revolution itself to that date. 
The document was evidently written in 1779, before the close of 
the war and the peace treaty. In this ancient manuscript the events 
are arranged chronologically. Under the head of 1775 the writer 
(who was a theologian and hence would not make any statement 
save that which he knew to be historically correct, that is, he would 
not use any statement for political effect only) makes the following 
statement, which we give first in the original German and second a 
a literal English translation : 

" Ich kan zu Ende des 1775sten Jahres nicht unangemerkt 
lassen dasz schon im Sommer selbigen Jahres das ist in May, Juny 
oder July die county Mecklenburg in Nord Carolina sich fur so frey 
und independent von England declarirte und solche Einrichtung zur 
Verwaltung der Gesetze unter sich machte, als jemalem der Conti- 
nental Congress hernach ins Ganze gethan. Dieser Congress aber 
sahe dieses Verfahren als zu fruhzeitig an." 

The following is a literal translation made by Mrs. J. J. Wur- 
reschke, who carefully examined the manuscript and who is the 
very best authority in connection with these old archive documents : 

' ' I cannot allow to go unmentioned at the end of this year that 
already in the summer of this same year, in May, June or July the 
county of Mecklenburg in North Carolina declared herself free and 
independent from England and amongst themselves made such 
arrangement for the administration of the laws which later the Con- 
tinental Congress did for the whole. But Congress looked upon 
this proceeding as too premature. ' ' 

Prof. Alexander Graham, Principal of the Charlotte Graded 
Schools, with a photographer, visited Salem some weeks ago, and 
photographed this page. The examination of the paragraph itself 
seems to show the following points : 

First. That the manuscript says the Mecklenburg people de- 
clared themselves free and independent. This seems to set at rest 
the question as to whether the meeting was a declaration of inde- 
pendence or not. 

Second. The document written in 1779 says that the provi- 
sions made in Mecklenburg County were the same which the Con- 
tinental Congress later made for the whole country, and this evi- 
dently makes the Mecklenburg Declaration the same kind of a dec- 
laration as that made July 4, 1776. 

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Third. This recently discovered document claims that the- 
Congress considered the Mecklenburg Declaration, as premature, 
which appears to exactly correspond with the sentiment which was 
still to be found in the Continental Congress at that time, namely, 
that circumstances did not at that time call for a complete separa- 
tion of the Colonies from England, though the following year the 
Philadelphia declaration was made. 

While frequent allusion is made in very many papers and doc- 
uments to the event which seems to favor the Declaration i of Inde- 
pendence of May 20, 1775, we believe that all manuscripts which 
were written at the time itself have disappeared except the Cape 
Fear Mercviry, the genuineness of which must still be established, 
and this record in the Moravian Archives. Whatever other docu- 
ments may or may not say, the record in the Moravian Archives is 
evidence which no one dare question who will take the trouble to 
examine the painstaking care with which the men of those days 
wrote the history of their time and there is abundant evidence that 
no word or expression was ever used in these papers without abund- 
ant proof of the correctness of the statements. For this reason the 
paragraph which we have quoted above is perhaps the most reliable 
information which we have in regard to the actual declaration of 
independence by the County of Mecklenburg in the year 1775. 

Letter from Mrs. Martha Moore. 

Dear Mr. Clewell : 

We were all sorry you did not come to the inauguration, which 
was a very interesting occasion, and hope you will come later. You 
need not wait for a special occasion. You would enjoy a visit there 
any time when you want to run away a few days frown- your arduous 
duties at the Academy. Every one who comes enjoys their visit. 
I once thought Salem or Charlotte was the center of the earth, but 
since my frequent sojourns at the Seminary I have come to the wise 
conclusion that the world must have three centers. Come, and 
prove what I tell you. You will return so much refreshed in mind 
and body you will be fit for double duty for many days, I thank 
you for your very kind letter which stirred my heart with pleasant 
memories of our Academy life. When I receive a letter or meet 

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one of the old friends I am happy of heart ; I thank you for the 
privilege of sending greetings to my many friends scattered over 
our broad land, which I most heartily do, — to teachers, girls and 
all the friends of Salem. I do not often meet with one of them, but 
when I do it is a happy time. Miss Dovie Chedester spent eleven 
happy days with us in April ; every one was charmed with her ; 
Walter's children wanted to keep her always, and let the good Dr. 
of Morristown, Tenn., find another helpmeet to make a happy home 
for him. I was again made very happy by a visit from Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Fitzgerald Perkinson, of Danville. She has developed into a 
lovely Christian worker, is the leader of a band of Covenanters in 
her Church, and I hear she is doing much good among the boys. 

We were invited to Mr. Morgan's, 111 Grace St., Mrs. Blanch 
Morgan Reynold's father's. They treated us royally, we spent a 
day or two with them, and enjoyed our visit very much Miss 
Blanch has since married Mr. Reynolds and gone to Toronto, Can., 
to live. Miss Elizabeth Bill, who was the guest of Miss Latta in 
Charlotte, came to call on us last year soon after I was crippled, 
bringing me a large, beautiful bunch of carnations to brighten my 
sick room. Mrs. Perkinson did the same when she came. It is 
needless to say that I appreciate these kindly attentions. We met 
Miss Elizabeth Brooke at the inauguration, only met her for she 
had to go immediately after the exercises. 

I occasionally meet Mrs. Christine Crawford Walker. She is 
the same merry, happy, loving Christine whom we knew at the 
Salem school. Mrs. Mary Lindsey Wearn came out to see me 
when I was crippled. She has bloomed into an industrious home- 
maker, a worthy encomium to any young woman. 

When, or if, I go again to Richmond I shall see in her own 
house Mrs. Augusta Talcot Parker and the little daughter, Augusta, 
who may some day go to Salem Academy. Dr. Parker ! our girs 
like the Drs. 

Ida goes out oftener than I, and sometimes meets Mrs. Mary 
Osterbind Haas (her husband is a furrier), and Mrs. Florence Glenn 
Parkinson. She will come to see me if I return to Richmond. You 
know of Mrs. Bessie Crump Chesterman for she has been to Salem 
since her marriage. She has a pretty home, two little children, 
and is the same sweet Bessie as of old; 

Miss Grace Cunningham and Miss Julia Bidgood came out to 

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the Seminary to see us. Miss Grace thinks perhaps she may stop 
at Salem as she returns from the Mardi Gras next winter. She 
came out a few days ago with Miss Delia Purnell, of Raleigh. I 
was so glad to see them. 

I saw Miss Mary Pretlow last fall on the street. The crowd 
surged between us and I could not get to speak to her. I did not 
know where she was stopping, so could not find her. 

Mrs. Emma McRea Mallonee lives here. She and her sister, 
Miss Fannie McRae, were getting ready to come out and see us one 
day last year, when Miss Fannie was taken very ill and died sud- 
denly. So instead of going with Fannie to call on their many friends 
she went to Fannie' s funeral. 

Miss Carrie Lineback threw me into an ecstasy of delight by 
suddenly appearing before me on the 5th of last October in Mr. 
Van Ness' photograph gallery. 

Miss Barrow has been lovely to write to me, for which I am 
grateful. Miss Sallie Vogler the same. Daisy McLaughlin Shelby 
lives here, has made a happy home and is a good woman. Mary 
Lardner Moore is here, too ; Mary Moore Smith also. 

I have two charming great-grandaughters, the little daughters 
of my grandson Ernest, who came to visit me when I was in the 
school at Salem. The wedding bells are ringing here as well as the 
Seminary, and at Asheville. If I can feel equal to it I shall go to 
the Hutchinson-Dalton wedding Tuesday of next week, the 21st 
inst. , and hope to meet some of the Winston friends. I am sure I 
shall meet Mrs. Dalton. 

Now what shall I say to my two good friends who gave the 
dooi' in my honor. I cannot do justice to the subject. They know 
I am grateful. When I feel better I must write to each of them, 
my own dear girls, Mrs. W. T. Brown, " My Rebecca," and Mrs. 
Will Reynolds, "My Kate," of the long ago. I had intended to 
say many nice things to our boy, Aubrey, Mrs. Fay Peterson and 
many other good friends, — " too tired'" — it tires me to write. Oh, 
I forgot to say how much we enjoyed the Bishop and Mrs. Rond- 
thaler. They can tell you what a nice, pleasant place the Seminary 
is to visit. Ida joins me in love to Mrs. Clewell and the boys. Lov- 
ing greetings to all of our dear friends everywhere. Now, may the 
one above, from whom cometh all good, keep and bless us all until 
the joyful day when we shall rejoice together in the house of many 
mansions. Ida joins me in kind regards and good wishes to you. 
Your sincere friend, 

Charlotte, N. C. Martha Moore. 

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All communications for this Department should be addressed to The Academy, Winston- 
Salem, N. C Teachers, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when ths letters relate to matters of interest to our 
readers. i 

— For some time past the Correspondence Department has been 
omitted owing to one circumstance and another, but we believe that 
this is a very welcome part of our college paper, since it brings us 
into contact with the friends from whom we have been separated, 
-and even though a letter may consist of only a few lines yet these 
few lines will place before us the face of the friend whom we have 
perhaps not seen for many years, and thus it is that the Correspon- 
dence Department is a welcome one. 

Our first letter is from a friend in Mobile, Ala. , and is as follows : 

" Please find enclosed P. O. Money Order, being my subscrip- 
tion for The Academy for present school-year. Agnes Belle paid 
for Academies for three years, 1901-'02, i902-'03, 1903- 04, and 
though these numbers have been promised they have never been 
received. She will be glad to have then as soon as possible. 

" I hope that you and your family are well, and that you and 
Mrs. Clewell are still rejoicing in the progress of your sons. Agnes 
Belle joins me in kindest regards to you all. We are both well. 
Agnes Belle is teaching music in the Conservatory here and is very 
much interested in her work (she has, as you know, an earnest 
nature). I am in charge of my home and family,— this keeps me 
well occupied. We talk often of Salem, and sometimes long for its 
peace and quiet. We heartily wish every success to the dear old 
Academy and College, and hope some day to see for ourselves the 
Memorial Chapel complete. Remember me to your mother and 
sister and to the dear Bishop. I could fill a page should I send 
messages to all who were kind to me and whom I recall with affec- 
tion. We are enjoying perfect weather just now, have had two fine 
frosts. You know I consider the air from the Gulf, our Gulf, as 
the balmiest and most caressing in the world. I am, sincerely, one 
of the Academy's good friends. 

"Agnes Winston Goldsby." 

Mobile, Ala. 

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— A brief line from Agnes Belle, which was received a few days 
later, we let follow the above communication : 

' ' Enclosed you will find 50 cents, Money Order, which I send 
for one cloth bound copy of ' ' Funeral Chorals of the Unitas Fra^ 
trum or Moravian Church." I know that this new work of Miss 
Adelaide Fries is full of interest to all Moravians and to those of us 
who love the services of that Church. 

" I am so glad that the dear old Academy is brimming over 
with girls this session, and hope that this year and each succeeding 
one will be crowned with the greatesl possible success. 

" I often long to see my Alma Mater again, and shall surprise 
you all some day by peeping in on you unawares. 

"Please remember me to Mrs. Clevvell, Bishop Rondthaler, 
Miss Lou and everybody. 

' ' Sincerely, yours, 

Agnes Belle Goldsby. 

452 Government St., Mobile, Ala. 

— We read with pleasure a hearty communication from a friend 
in Macon, Ga. , and we feel sure that the cordial spirit expressed in 
this letter will make it a welcome part of our Correspondence De- 
partment : 

' ' We received the invitation to your Commencement and 
would greatly enjoy being present were it possible to have been 
home at that time. I hope some day we may have the pleasure of 
meeting some of Hattie's teachers and friends from Salem. I did 
not want her to leave without writing you a few lines to express our 
appreciation of all the kindness extended by Mrs. Clewell and your- 
self. This has been a very happy year to her as well as very prof- 
itable one. We feel assured we did a very wise thing when we 
selected Salem for her school. We are satisfied that mentally, mor- 
ally and physically it has been of the greatest possible advantage 
to her and we will certainly use all our influence to send others 
there. I wish we could let Hattie go back for another year, but I 
know I cannot spare her again. 

' ' I hope, Dr. Clewell, that if you and Mrs. Clewell ever find 
that you can take Macon in on your travels you will come to our 
house where you may be sure of a very warm welcome. 

' ' Very sincerely, 

Macon, Ga. " S. H. Winchester." 

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— Our next letter is from a well known friend of some years 
ago and although it is brief we feel sure it will be very welcome to 
her many former friends : 

— "Receiving The Academy a few days since reminds me 
again that my subscription for the past and present years should 
have been sent you some time ago. I herewith enclose check for 
$1.50, the subscription for two years, 1904-05, also a copy of Miss 
Fries' book, 'Funeral Chorals of the Unitas Fratrum or Moravian 

" Hoping you have had a successful year, and with very best 
wishes for a happy Christmas season, I am, with love for you, Mrs. 
Clewell and any who may remember me in the dear old school, 
" Your devoted pupil, 

" Agnes Coleman Jeter." 

Whitmire, S. C. 

— The last communication which we publish this month is from 
a friend of more than twenty years ago, and still her face and name 
are very familiar to us and are remembered with very great pleasure : 

"It is such a joy for me to write you, — it seems that I am 
writing to an old friend from whom I've not heard in a long, long- 
while and a dear loved friend, too. I so often think of the happy 
days at dear old Salem ; of the kind, loving teachers and dear friends 
I had there and long to see and know about them. Would it be 
possible for you to give the address of Carrie Patterson ! 

"Enclosed you will find $2.50 for one subscription to The 
Academy, and $1.50 for the Alumnae Hall. 
' ' Very sincerely, 
Winterville, N. C. Mrs. J. D. Cox (Smith, '82). 

— The old Hotel Jones is a thing of the past. The building 
was recently removed, and the excavation has been made and the 
bricklaying begun for a large hotel which is to take its place. This 
hotel will be modern and up to date, and will fill the needs, of our 
growing city and will cater to the comfort of the travelling public. 
In addition to being a comfort and convenience to travelers it will 
be a great ornament to our town, as the structure will be a very 
handsome one. 

4248 The Academy. 

£iie iJHontf) tn % jfrrijool. 

— We had a pleasant visit from Mrs. Willingham and her 
daughter, of Macon, Ga. , a few days' before Christmas. 

— The increased number of music pupils has called for another 
new piano, which came in from the Stieff factory a few days ago. 

— A new furnace was placed in the Principal's house this month, 
the old one, which has done service for many years, having given 
entirely out. 

— The ice on the trees about the middle of December was very 
beautiful and picturesque, but caused considerable damage to tele- 
graph and telephone wires. 

— The Salem Boy Band gave a splendid programme in the 
Academy Chapel, Dec. 5. The concert was largely attended and 
was as popular as all of these concerts have been in the past. 

— The First Baptist Church has installed a splendid new pipe 
organ in their handsome place of worship. Prof. Shirley presided 
for a time, and the organ will in future be played by Miss Ruth 

— The visit of President Roosevelt to our State was a very 
happy occasion, and he was accorded every courtesy due to the 
executive head of our great nation, and this courtesy was accorded 
with true southern hospitality and enthusiasm. 

Thanksgiving Day was one of very great enjoyment through- 
out. The turkey, cranberry sauce and mince pie were, of course, 
one great feature, but the enjoyments of one kind or another dis- 
tributed through the day were greatly appreciated. 

— During the weeks preceding Christmas Dr. Clewell read the 
two Christmas stories, "The Cricket on the Hearth" and "Mar- 
ley's Ghost," with stereopticon illustrations. The attendance was 
very large, and the pupils seemed to enjoy the same. 

— One of the Calvary Sunday School classes arranged to give 
a series of moving pictures, entitled ' ' The Passion Play, ' ' in the 
Academy Chapel during December. The occasion was well attended 
and something was realized for the Sunday School cause. 

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— Ernest Thompson Seton delivered his lecture, "The Indian 
as I Have Known Him," in the Academy Chapel, Dec. 12. His 
audience was very greatly interested in his experiences with the 
real Indians as well as how the boys could successfully play Indian. 

— The organ solo played by Prof. Shirley in the Vesper Service, 
Dec. 3, was a musical selection which is seldom surpassed in beauty 
and in its calling forth the devotional part of our nature. It is, 
indeed, fortunate that we can enjoy such music as this within the 

— We have received a copy of a handsomely bound book, en- 
titled " Centennial of the South Carolina College, 1805-1905." It 
will possibly be remembered by our readers that our College had a 
representative present at the celebration of this historic South Caro- 
lina College. 

— About the middle of the month the Elocution Department 
gave an entertainment, entitled "The Spinster's Convention," 
which was very nicely worked out and very creditably given. The 
exercises were in charge of Miss Garrison, and quite a number of 
her pupils took part. 

— The concert given by Professors Shirley and Storer, together 
with Misses Garrison, Grosch and Nicewonger was an exceedingly 
enjoyable one, with music of the very highest order. The evening 
was very bleak and cold, but the attendonce was good and nearly 
$10 was realized for the hall. 

—The Morning Star Anthem was very beautifully sung by the 
Academy girls and the Home Sunday School on the evening of the 
third Sunday in Advent. It so happened that almost the entire 
boarding department was still in Salem, which is not usually the 
case when the anthem is sung the fourth Sunday in Advent. This 
added much to the success of the effort. 

— The Electric Light Company is erecting a large power plant 
just south of the Salem Creek and west of MainJStreet. This new 
plant will have a capacity of from four to five thousand horse power 
and will not only furnish all that is needed by^the growing demands 
of the street railway, but will also be ready tofsupply power for 
other purposes which may arrive in the future. 

— The Vesper Services have been unusually^attractive and en- 
joyable during the past weeks. The addresses Jmade by visiting 

4250 The Academy. 

gentlemen were always earnest and hearty. The vocal and instru- 
mental music was excellent in every instance, and the entire spirit 
of these services was deep and devotional. We can only hope that 
the new term will be attended by just as good results. 

— We acknowledge the receipt of a pamphlet, entitled " Win- 
ston-Salem, N. C," by Col. G. E. Webb and Mr. L. E. Norryce. 
This publication is profusely illustrated with views of Winston-Salem, 
with a bright and readable comment upon the various interests, at- 
tractive and business opportunities connected with our growing city. 
The pamphlet is a splendid work of the printer's art and reflects 
credit upon the editors also. 

— Mr. L. B. Brickenstein, of our city, met with a serious acci- 
dent in South Carolina quite recently. He was hunting with some 
friends and was accidentally shot, one of the shot taking effect in 
the eye, another in the ear, and others in the face. Mr. Bricken- 
stein at once went to Philadelphia, where he received the best pro- 
fessional attention. He has since returned home, and the sight of 
one eye only is injured, and that only temporarily perhaps. 

— A small fire in the basement of the Academy occasioned 
some little excitement, but was easily extinguished and caused no 
damage. As a matter of precaution one of our fire companies was 
summoned by telephone, and in a few moments was stationed in 
front of the building ready for services which, fortunately were not 
needed. However, it is a great source of comfort to know that 
with an almost limitless water supply and five fire engines, together 
with up-to-date hook and ladder appliances, we have a fire protec- 
tion which is surpassed by none in the State. 

— Sometimes we enjoy advantages which perhaps are not thor- 
oughly recognized and appreciated. One of the things which we 
should thoroughly appreciate as a community is the excellent ser- 
vice given to us by the street railway company. This can be done 
if the service of our own street car system is compared with that of 
similar systems in other places In the first place the cars are 
always clean ; in the next place the regularity of the running of the 
cars is remarkably good, and the cars are run at very short inter- 
vals. This is not usually the case outside of very large cities. 
Furthermore, the courtesy and politeness of the young gentlemen 
who are in charge of the cars is more marked than that of any 

Thk Academy 4251 

other town of which we know. We have never met with lack of 
attention in getting on or off the cars, nor is there loud or boister- 
ous conversation, or inattention of any kind. Ladies especially ap- 
preciate this feature of our car system. Winston-Salem should be 
proud of the present management and of the motormen and con- 
ductors. The truth of the above paragraph will be fully appre- 
ciated after you have examined the systems of some other towns or 
cities of our own or other States. 

— The reception tendered the Hesperian Society by the mem- 
bers of the Euterpean Society, Friday, Nov. 17, was not only a 
a pleasant occasion but was a marked success in every way. The 
costumes of the young ladies represented them as members of the 
different nationalities of the earth. When you entered the hall you 
beheld young ladies from China and Japan, from Greece and Rome, 
from Switzerland and England, and even the dark continent was 
not without its representatives. After an hour spent in social con- 
verse the company formed into a procession and passed by the 
judges, who were seated upon the platform. It was decided that 
the first prize should be given to Miss Ruth Kilbuck, who was 
dressed as an Indian maiden, and the consolation prize was awarded 
to Miss Sallie Morris, who impersonated a girl from the far-off Hot- 
tentot country. There was music and recitations, and the refresh- 
ments were most appetizing and satisfactory, prepared by members 
of the Domestic Science department. The decorations within the 
chapel were unusually attractive, and consisted largely of flags rep- 
resenting all nations. One of the pleasant features of this part of 
the evening was that the flags were made by the deft fingers ol the 
decorating committee, and showed great skill. Altogether the 
evening was a pronounced success. 

A more inclement evening than that of Friday, Dec. 15, when 
Professors Shirley and Storer and Misses Garrison and Lucy Brown, 
in the sleet and darkness, went out to Pine Chapel at the Southside 
Cotton Mill to give a free recital to the mill operatives, could hardly 
be found. However, in the enjoyments of the evening the weather 
was forgotten. There was a practically new piano there, there was 
plenty of light and warmth, and there was an audience which be- 
came instantly enchanted at the first touch of Prof. Shirley's magic 
fingers, and remained so until the end of the programme, which, in 
regard to every number and its encore, was admirably adapted to 

4252 The Academy. 

the appreciation of the audience. With the beginning of the pro- 
gramme the artists entered into the pleasure of their auditors, and 
from then to the end it was give and take. Encore after each 
number was demanded and rendered with the utmost heartiness and 
the delighted company seemed never to be satisfied. A criticism of 
the rendering of the programme would be out of place, but this 
much must be said : Nobody in this community has ever heard 
Prof. Shirley play more brilliantly, or Prof. Storer sing more charm- 
ingly, or Miss Garrison recite more naturally, or Miss Brown sing 
more sweetly. It was a rare, rare evening, and at the close the 
audience returned their thanks, first by a rising vote and then with 
a shouted "Thank You." Mrs. Bettie .Vogler, Miss Clark arid 
Miss Marguerite Tay, one might say, chaperoned the party. Many, 
many thanks to you all. c. E. c. & E. E. c. 


The following gifts have been received during the past month 
and in addition one or two gifts have come in but cannot be 
acknowledged till our next number : 
The sale of Postal Cards for the Rev. and Mrs. Robert 

deSchweimtz Memorial Column $18.00 

Miss Maud Fitzgerald 1.00 

Junior Room Company sales 50.80 

Flower Show, under the direction of Mrs. E. A. Ebert 

and other ladies 147. 29 

Total to date, $16,896.92. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treasurer. 

We don't care what it is, we have it. If you can't 

come phone 159 and we we'll have "Johnnie" on the 

" spot " in a few minutes — we enjoy giving you first class 





Vol. 29. Winston-Salem, N. C. , January, 1906. No. 252 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College. All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to Thij Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


The Academy extends to all its readers the very best wishes 
for many blessings during the year 1906. 

— The vacation season within the Academy was an unusually 
happy one, in fact it was one of the brightest and cheeriest seasons 
which we have had for many years. 

— Our publication, The Academy, is now 28 years old. The 
first issue was printed in 1878, during the Principalship of Rev. J. 
T. Zorn, and the paper has been published regularly ever since that 

— We extend a cordial welcome to our new pupils both in the 
day school and boarding departments. There are many advantages 
in entering just at this time, and we hope to make this term a very 
pleasant and profitable one for them. 

4254 The Acad em v 


The beginning of a new year naturally suggests questions which 
are far-reaching in their influence. Questions of success and failure 
are those which present themselves with particular force when we 
begin to turn the pages of the history of a new year. In a company 
of four hundred young people there are always some who fail to 
realize the full measure of success, and usually there are a few who 
make a failure of their efforts. The beginning of a new year, how- 
ever, carries with it an incentive to one and all, and The Academy 
wishes to say to every pupil within the school that it is possible to 
make a success of the year if two things are observed. 

The one is to carefully examine our own individuality and to 
be able to recognize the deficiencies which exist. If these deficien- 
cies are recognized and are laid to one side the way is then open to 
success, provided the second condition, of which we will later speak, 
is fulfilled. Very few people recognize how difficult it is to see our 
own weakness. To a young person a term at school seems a long 
time, and there is always a general feeling that there will be time 
enough to make up lost ground. In reality January will soon pass, 
February will come and go with its silent speed, and at the end of 
March the pupil will awake to the fact that too much time has been 
given to matters not connected with the school-work, and during 
the few remaining days the lost ground cannot be regained. Thus 
it may be said that when a pupil makes a failure, either in conduct 
or in school work, or in the care of health, the actual, underlying 
cause is very often carelessness and thoughtlessness in juggling with 
the passing days and weeks rather than a result of deliberate and 
wilfull shortcoming. 

The other essential to success is the necessity of studying care- 
fully from day to clay what is necessary to preserve the physical 
health ; what is necessary to choose wise and judicious companions, 
and what is necessary to make the individual work a success on 
each and every day, in other words success is not the result of any 
one great and brilliant act, nor is it the result of unusual talent, but 
it is made up in a great majority of cases, of an accumulation of 
small acts which are connected and bound together like the links of 

The Academy 4255 

a chain. The pupil who studies every moment of the proper time 
for study will take a high position in class on each succeeding day, 
the pupil who will play earnestly and enthusiastically in recreation 
time will have a strong, clear mind for study during study hour. 
The pupil who will select good, earnest and true companions will 
have a clear conscience, and there is nothing which contributes so 
greatly to success as a clear conscience and a placid mind. These 
three things which we have just named are ordinary, every-day, 
matter-of-fact elements within the reach of every worker in our 
college, and if a pupil is not satisfied that she is on the right road 
ah hour spent now and then in conference with some older friend 
will enable her to be sure of her position. 

May every worker, in faculty or student body, attain success 
during the good year of 1906 which is now before us. 

The Leper Hospital. 

One of the pleasing features of the past Christmas in the Home 
Church was the collection for a Christmas gift to be sent to the 
Leper Hospital at Jerusalem. The Moravian Church has a very 
interesting work in this city, and one which follows very closely 
in the footsteps of the great Master, namely the care of the suffering 
lepers in the Holy Land. This work is carried on in a well-ar- 
ranged Hospital near Jerusalem, and has steadily grown in favor so 
Mahommedan prejudice has been overcome and the appplicants 
have so increased that it seemed necessary to limit the number of 
patients. In fact, it seemed that some of those who are now in 
the hospital would have to be dismissed for lack of funds. Bishop 
Rondthaler described to the congregation his visit some years ago 
to this most excellent institution, and stated that if a liberal Christ- 
mas gift was secured in our own and other churches the work could 
go forward without being cramped or curtailed, and many of the 
poor sufferers from this loathsome disease would be made happy by 
this special gift. The Bishop stated that he would not take up a 
church collection, but would be happy to receive individual gifts 
from children, grown people and societies. There was a cheerful 

4256 The Academy 

response to this invitation, and gifts of larger or smaller amount 
were sent to the parsonage during Christmas Day and on the suc- 
ceeding days, and with a few gifts from the neighboring congrega- 
tions, we are informed that the Christmas present to be sent to the 
Leper Hospital at Jerusalem will reach the snug sum of about 
$250.00. We learn that other Moravian churches in other sections 
are also gathering funds for this same purpose, and we hope that 
the work of the Leper Hospital may not be curtailed, but rather 
that its efficiency may be extended to a yet wider circle in the 
future. We learn that there are at the -present time at least sixty 
poor, suffering lepers receiving food, shelter and the best medical 
care and attention beneath the roof of this kind and loving home. 

Christmas and New Year. 

Christmas is always a happy season, but this year the pleasures 
were of such a nature that it has been called in an especial manner 
" The Happy Christmas." The number of pupils who visited their 
homes was unusually large, as railroad travel is less expensive, and 
the many trains take the pupils to distant points in a very short 
time. Still there were about fifty pupils in the buildings, and we 
had a family of more than one hundred altogether, so that there 
was no lack of numbers. 

This year almost all of the rooms placed trees in the plan of 
decoration, and with festoons and wreaths, holly and bright orna- 
ments, everything was given the full Christmas aspect. This was 
particularly the case on Christmas Day, when the presents were all 
laid upon the tables, and each room kept ' ' open house. ' ' 

The Christmas dinner was, as usual, a bright and happy occa- 
sion. The many candles, the turkeys, the mince pies, the good 
cheer, all contributed to make this Christmas dinner a worthy com- 
panion to the many similar occasions which have brought good 
cheer in the past. A number of guests were present on this day 
and participated in the festivities. 

New Year's Day witnessed a change in the usual programme. 
Instead of the reception which is given at the home of the Principal 

The Academy 4257 

a luncheon was served in the dining room of the school, and with 
beautifully decorated tables and with happy faces the New Year 
was welcomed. 

The church services form a very important part of the Christ- 
mas season in our school life. The Home Church was decorated 
in what was thought by some to be the most attractive manner of 
any Christmas thus far. The many festoons,, the arches and in- 
scriptions, the transparencies and illuminated stars, the profusion of 
graceful wild smilax and the holly with its bright red berries, all 
were blended into one beautiful plan which pleased old and young 
alike. The services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were 
were calculated to place before the large audiences the thought of 
the Christ child, and we feel sure that no pupil who was present at 
these services will ever forget their cheer and comfort. 

The New Year's Eve services were entirely different from those 
of Christmas. At 8 o'clock p. m., Bishop Rondthaler read a his- 
tory of the events of the year, in the world at large, the community 
in which we live, and of the Salem congregation. After this ser- 
vice the pupils were given an oyster suppeer, and at 11:3©> all again 
gathered in the old sanctuary, where similar congregations have 
gathered for more than a century. At the stroke of the clock which 
announced the arrival of the New Year the church band began play- 
ing the well known tune which is used on that occasion and the 
congregation arose and reverently sang the hymn which begins with 
the words : 

' ' Now let us praise the Lord. ' ' 

Thus, Christmas, bright, happy Christmas, has come and gone, 
and we have entered upon a new and unknown year. May it bring 
to us all much sunshine and not too many shadows. 

— The property usually known as the Zevely Hotel and the 
Lineback property just south of it have been purchased by several 
gentlemen in Salem, and the work of removing these old landmarks 
is now in progress. The improvement will be a very marked one, 
and with the addition of such handsome buildings as the Bennett 
Block immediately opposite will tend to greatly improve what is 
becoming each year a more busy thoroughfare.. 

4258 The Academy 

The Memobilia. 

For many years it has been customary in the Home Moravian 
Church to use an evening hour on the last day of the year to read a 
paper giving a condensed history of the world during the year just 
closing, also of the community in which we reside, and a very care- 
ful history of the congregation itself, including the list of accessions 
to the Church, baptisms, the deaths and the marriages, under the 
head of what is usually termed personal notices. 

The paper this year, as well as during the last quarter of a cen- 
tury, was written and read by Bishop Rondthaler. Not only is 
this memorabilia very interesting, but it is exceedingly useful for 
future reference. In a condensed form the great events of the 
world, the developments of the community, and the history of the 
congregation are thus given and filed away in the archives. This 
custom has existed in our Province since 1753, and together with 
the more extended diaries of the several congregations the memo- 
rabilias form an unbroken local and general history for more than 
one hundred and' fifty years. The Memorabilia for 1905 will be 
published in The Wachovia Moravian, and if any of our readers 
desire to see' this paper written by Bishop Rondthaler and read on 
New Year's evening, we will be glad to forward a copy upon appli- 
cation. The Salem Congregation is now a very large organization, 
the total number of adults and children together exceeding two 
thousand, served by three pastors who give their entire time to the 
work, and by three others who give a portion of their time. There 
are eight places of worship in which services are held and 'these 
several churches together form what is known as the Salem Con- 

— Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Fries very kindly entertained the 
members of the Faculty on the evening of January 11th, in their 
hospitable home. A very enjoyable evening was spent and after 
the reception had thus pleasantly passed a special car was in waiting 
to bring the guests back to the College. The thought was a very 
kindly one on the part of Mr. and Mrs. Fries and the occasion was 
thoroughly enjoyed by all who were present.. 

The Academy 4259 



All communications for this Department should he addressed to Thk Academy, Winston- 
Salem, N. C Teachtrs, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when the letters relate to matters of interest to our 

— In taking up the Correspondence Department this month we 
give, in the first place, two communications handed us by Miss 
Maria Vogler. The communications were sent in connection with 
gifts to the Rev. and Mrs. Robert deSchweinitz column. The first 
communication is as follows : 

' ' I hope my little mite may do its share towards hastening the 
accomplishment of the deSchweinitz Memorial. I wish it were more. 
It is not the want of will, but the inability that prevents. My re- 
membrances of Mr. deSchweinitz are all pleasant. He was always 
very nice to me, and I shall always remember him with gratitude. 
I often think of the time I spent at dear old Salem, and remember 
you most pleasantly, as also the many others with whom I was asso- 
ciated in the Academy. I am so glad to hear of its prosperity and 
the improvements which each year is adding to its proportions. 

" Remember me most kindly to all friends, and with best wishes 
for the success of your undertaking and much love for yourself, 
'"Yours, affectionately, 

" Mary G. Shepperd. 

Anniston, Ala. " (Gertrude Fant. )" 

— The second is from a highly esteemed former pupil* the 
mother of Miss Annie L. Ogburn, who has already passed over the 
stream to the great majority beyond : 

' ' My dear friend : — Your letter should have been answered 
long ago, but it has been so I could not, so hope you will pardon 
my seeming neglect. I am glad to be able to contribute to such a 
noble cause and would gladly speak or write to others who were 
there at the same time that I was, but I have not kept in touch with 
them, and there is not a single one in this part of the State that I 
know of. Inclosed you will find $5.00, which I hope will reach you 
all right and be of some help. I shall always remember my stay in 
Salem with a great deal of pleasure. 

"With happy Christmas greetings, your friend, 
Sycamore Lodge, South Hill, Va. " M. V. Ogburn." 

4260 The Academy. 

— The following bright and cheery letter was handed to us by 
Miss Lou Shaffner, and we are happy to note that our young friend 
is doing so well in the duties which she has assumed in her native 
town : 

" We never know why things are, but some how the good old 
Salem days have come back to my mind with a force that is over- 
whelming, not that I could ever forget them, but you know how it 
is, sometimes we think more than at others, so if you have time will 
you not please write and tell me all about the school ? Lucy Dunk- 
ley was up to see Rachie a few weeks ago, and her cap and gown 
set me thinking, and since then I've wished more than ever that I 
could have come back that Chrtstmas and finished my Junior year. 
Aunt Mag used to tell me that school days were the happiest of all 
your life, but I am afraid I did not appreciate mine until they were 
all over. 

' ' Now it is nearly Christmas, and I suppose Dr. Clewell has 
begun to read the Christmas stories. How I used to love to hear 
them, and the Christmas hymns are being learned. At present I 
am working at the quarry, and the Mr. Woodroffs are certainly 
good to me. I have taken Rachie' s position, and she is in the 
drawing room. 

" Now, Miss Lou, please pardon me for writing so much about 
myself, but I knew you loved to hear about your girls, and I am 
one of them even if I was a bad one at school. 

' ' Do give Miss Sallie my love, and just save lots for your own 
dear self. Lovingly, 

Mt. Airy, N. C. " Lettie Hollingsworth." 

— Miss Sallie Shaffner has kindly handed us a letter which 
bears a date of some months ago, and since the letter was written 
there have been a number of changes in connection with the writer's 
experiences. The letter is as follows : 

' ' During Easter season I find my thoughts wandering far away 
to dear old Salem. How I wish I could join you Easter morning in 
the old cemetery. Hope you are well. My family is now scattered, 
Mr. Ragland is in Arkansas on business, John in Idaho, Florence, 
who married last September, is now, I presume, in Berlin, after 
spending the winter in Vienna. Dr. Brown has been attending the 

The Academy. 4261 

University.. They \yent .the Mediterranean route, visiting Rome, 
Florence, Venice and other places of interest before going to Vienna. 
They will spend three weeks in Berlin, return by Paris and London, 
will get home about first of June. 

' ' Florence has had a fine German teacher this winter, and is 
fond of her. She writes me she met a Miss Pfohl, who had two 
aunts that taught in Salem. Was it in our school days, do you sup- 
pose ? She did not give the age of the Miss Pfohl she met. 

" In her letter she said : ' You ought to see what we have for 
you, made by the Moravians — so you see we have not lost sight of 
your love for the Moravians. ' If I am living another year I hope 
to be able to visit Salem in May. No doubt the absence of many 
of the landmarks would make me sad, yet I am anxious to review 
the old ' stamping ground. ' 

" Do you write to ' Mother Ellison !' If so, tell her I love her 
still. My mother, aunt and cousins were all educated in Greens- 
boro, N. C. I have always been grateful for my happy school days 
in Salem. Is Mr. de Schweinitz living? 

' ' I neglected to say that my oldest daughter, husband and 
eighteen months' old baby are with us this winter and will remain 
until about June. We have had some very cold weather this winter, 
but to-day is balmy and delightful. I presume you are quite busy 
at this season. 

" Give my love to Joe. She was a dear, earnest girl, always 
called me ' Friend.' I wonder if she remembers me ! 

" May God keep you until we meet. 
' ' Lovingly, 

Denver, Col. "Hannah." 

— Miss Shaffner gives us the following facts which will be of 
interest to the friends of the writer of the above letter : 

Mrs. Hannah McCall Ragland (1850-1861) from Richmond 
Hill, Lincoln County, N. C. Her present home is 1658 High St., 
Denver, Col. Her husband, Burnell R. Ragland, a Denver pioneer, 
died suddenly in Ontario, Ore., Feb. 2, 1904. (Mr. Ragland was 
62 years old, a native of La Grange, Ga. He moved to Denver 
shortly after the war. ) Mrs. Ragland has three children, Mrs. Ed- 
ward Randall, Mrs. Dr. Harry C. Brown and Mr. John Ragland. 

4262 The Academy. 

— Prof. Storer has had his studio newly decorated and it is 
indeed a pleasant and attractive room. 

— A number of teachers visited their homes during the Christ- 
mas recess, several going as far as New England. 

— The new pupils in the dav-school department are : Miss Vir- 
ginia Kern, Miss Lena Foy, Miss Bessie Bitting and Misses Bessie 
and Elsie Ebert. 

— Work on Memorial Hall has been suspended during the cold 
weather, but we hope that ere long the sound of hammer and saw 
will again be heard. 

— Miss Siedenberg has introduced pyrography, or burnt-wood 
work in the studio, and quite a number of pupils are busily engaged 
in this interesting study. 

— Clarence and John Clewell, Jr., who spent the Christmas 
vacation with their parents, returned to their duties at Lehigh Uni- 
versity early in January. 

— The work upon the Oratorio of ' ' The Creation ' ' is progress- 
ing and regular rehearsals are being held. This coming musical 
effort will be one of the marked features of the year. 

— Our contemporary, The Moravian, published in Bethlehem, 
Pa., has just completed its fiftieth year. The Moravian is an excel- 
lent paper, and is at present edited by Rev. Mr. Gapp. 

— A number of pupils in the Domestic Science Department are 
busily engaged in completing their work with a view to graduation 
in Cooking in May next. This is a very popular and at the same 
time a very useful department. 

— Miss Nannie Bessent is this year assisting Miss Margaret 
Bessent in the Sewing Department, and we are glad to note that 
quite a number of pupils are taking advantage of the excellent op- 
portunities afforded by this instruction. 

— The Sunday School concerts given during the Christmas 
season were very interesting and were largely attended. Quite a 

The Academy. 4263 

number of the pupils from East and West Annex took part in. these 
exercises and performed their parts very creditably. 

— The King's Daughters have changed the time and place of 
meeting. They now use the Junior class room in Main Hall, and 
the hour for meeting is fixed for Saturday morning. This organ- 
ization in a quiet way does much good within the school. 

— The new pupils in the boarding department are Misses Lu- 
cille and Elsie Robinson, Miss Margaret Skinner, Miss Marie Burt, 
Miss Rusha Sherrod, Miss Essie Mitchell, Miss Eula Dees, Miss 
Mabel Pringle. Miss Mildred Overman and Miss Virginia Stiles. 

— A letter from the Rev. and Mrs. F. P. Wilde states that 
after a stormy voyage they arrived safely at their home in Jamaica. 
It will be remembered that Mr. and Mrs. Wilde spent a number of 
weeks in Winston-Salem before returning to their West Indian 

— The arrival of a considerable number of new pupils has prac- 
tically filled the school. In some instances we have advised appli- 
cants to defer -entrance till September next, though thus far we have 
been enabled to comfortably accommodate all who have actually 

— The ice which covered the trees the latter part of December 
presented a beautiful sight, especially in Cedar Avenue. Beautiful 
as was the sight it carried with it much trouble for the telegraph and 
telephone companies, but did not do damage to any extent to the 
shade trees. 

— The work which was done upon the walks in the t park and 

on the campus has stood the effect of the winter rains without any ; 

apparent injury. It is proposed to push this work of improvement 

to the part of the park beyond the brook during the approaching 

spring and summer. 

t -. J . . . 

— The library rules which were put in force about a year ago 
have worked very nicely since that time, and have added much to 
the enjoyment of those using that department. It is always a favor- 
ite resort for reference, for use of the many magazines and? papers, 
as well as a quiet place for study. 

4264 The Academy. 

— A second class in normal work has been organized, and meets 
the fifth hour on Tuesday. Pupils engaging in this particular class 
of work will not only use the time in the study of the subject itself, 
but will engage in practice work as well. The majority of those 
pursuing this special course will engage in teaching sooner or later. 

— Miss Siedenburg has quite a large class of pupils in private 
French and German and they are all doing good work. Although 
earnest effort is given to this particular work it does not prevent 
Miss Siedenburg from giving the full amount of attention necessary 
for her large enrollment in the studio work of Drawing, Paint- 
ing, and also work on Glass and China. 

— The very heavy travel at Christmas made the running of 
trains very irregular on the several railroads. Any one noting the 
immense crowds of travellers and the trucks piled high with express 
matter and baggage at every station along the road could not be 
surprised at the fact of the irregularity. At the same time it was a 
very great annoyance and inconvenience to every one. 

— A number of students who finished their work in Shorthand 
and Book-keeping last year are now filling important positions in 
neighboring towns and cities. It is a matter of great satisfaction 
to see our pupils thus successfully entering upon the active duties 
of life and it is a source of great encouragement to the pupils who 
at present pursuing their studies in the Commercial Department. 

— The fact that several pupils withdrew at Christmas and the 
addition of a number of new pupiis have enabled us to so distribute 
the pupils in the several room companies that everything is now 
evenly balanced in the apportionment of the pupils. There are now 
eleven room companies, though the Senior and Junior are each 
reckoned as one room company according to the new order of 

— A number of the parents of the pupils paid Winston-Salem 
and the College a visit during the Christmas recess and on the days 
following. The weather was unusually pleasant during the greater 
portion of the Christmas season and also during the opening days 
of the New Year. One or two rainy days varied the general order, 
but we must take the shadow as well as the sunshine in weather just 
as we must in other life matters. 

The Academy. 4265 

— Our Day School Department has continued to grow and 
increase and is at present under the efficient management of Miss 
S. E. Shaffner and Miss Elizabeth Heisler. A very careful record 
is kept of the attendance and this record includes tardy marks as 
well as absences. Some of the pupuls live a very considerable dis- 
tance, as much as two or three miles from the School. During the 
month of December there were forty-nine who were neither tardy 
nor absent during the entire month and in the list read in the chapel 
services early|in January, fourteen names were given of those who 
were neither late nor absent from September 6th, when the term 
opened, to December 21st, when recitations closed for the Christ- 
mas recess. This list of names is as follows : 

Senior Class — Ethel Brietz. 

Junior Class — Zilphia Messer. 

Sophomore Class — Ethel White. 

Freshman Class — Addie Brewer, Emma Lineback, Claude 

Class D — Mary Powers. 

Class C — Nettie Hedrick, Louise Montgomery. 

Class B — Minnie Tesh. 

Class A — Margaret Brickenstein, Mattie Lee Korner, Louise 
Miller, Bessie Tesh. 


Received the following amounts for Memorial Hall : 
Col. F. H. Fries, for Dr. and Mrs. Clewell 

Memorial column, in full, $250 00 

Mrs. Ada Petway Stewart, Class '93 5 00 

Sale of Postals for Rev. and Mrs. Robert de 

Schweinitz Memorial column 10 00 

Sale of Postals for Rev. and Mrs. Robert de 

Schweinitz Memorial column 15 70 

Proceeds of Concert given by Profs. Shirley 
and Storer and Misses Garrison, Grosch 

and Nicewonger 34 25 

Total to date, $17,211 87. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treasurer. 

4266 The Academy. 

Analysis of Salem Water Supply. 

One of the very important safeguards which we enjoy is the 
monthly analysis of the Salem water supply. We are indebted to 
Mr. Henry F. Shaffner for the following report for the month of 
October of last year : 

Laboratory No 6014 Iron 15 

Received 1 1-2, 05 Alum 

Reported 11-7, 05 Chlorine 3.75 

Source tap Nitrites 

Locality Salem Nitrates 05 

Mark . . October Ammonia, free 022 

Temperature, degree C 15 Ammonia, albuminoid 029 

Apparent Color Algae none 

Turbidity, equivalent to silica. .0 Infusioria none 

Sediment. Bacillus Coli-communius in 5 c. , 

Odor none. 

Reaction neutral Other bacteria, common sapro- 

Hardness 17. 75 phytic. 

Hardness permanent 12 Indications and remarks : 

Total solids 72 Very pure water. 

Respectfully, Gerald McCarthy, Biologist. 


Holt — Bill. — On Dec. 6, 1905, at the old homestead of Mrs. D. H. 
Spencer, near Danville, Va , her grandaughter. Miss Elizabeth Spencer 
Bill, to Mr. Laurence Shackelford Holt, Jr., of > urlington, N. C. 

Galloway— Miller. — On Dec. 7, 1905, in Winston, N.C„ Mr. Robert 
Galloway to Miss Ida Miller. 

Lassiter— Hanes — In Winston, N. C, on Dec. 14, 1905, Mr. Robert 
Lassiter, of Henderson, N. C, to Miss Daisy Hanes. of Winston 

Ferebee — Lloyd. — On Dec. 19, 1905, in Winston, N. C, Mr. John 
Ferebee to Miss Bertha Lloyd. 

Rogers — Haynes. — On Dec. 20, 1905, Dr. W. Russell Rogers to 
Miss Nataline Haynes, of Bristol, Tenn. 

George — Crosland.— On Dec. 21, 1905, Mr. Frank A. George to 
Miss Daisy Crosland, of Winston-Salem, N. C 

Thompson — Morrison. — On Jan. 17, 1906, Mr. Dorman Thompson to 
Miss Luda Morrison, of Statesville, N. C. 

The Academy. 4267 

— From a recent notice in one of our local papers we see that 
a school census has been taken of our community and it is estimated 
that the population of Winston-Salem and the immediately adjacent 
suburbs now amounts to about 30,000. The 'Twin-City has been 
growing very rapidly within the corporate limits as well as just 
beyond, and the extension of the street car line has made it very 
easy for the residents of the out-lying districts to reach their places 
of business. Thus it is probable thaty the estimate given above is 
not far from correct. 

— The clever Dr. Ritchie, of Edenburg, met his match while 
examining a student. He said : .. • 

" And you attend the class in mathematics ? " 


" How many sides has a circle?" 

' ' Two, ' ' said the student. 

" What are they ? " 

What a laugh in the class the student's answer produced when 
he said, " An inside and an outside." 

But this was nothing compared with what followed. ; The doc- 
tor said to the student : 

" And you attend the Moral Philosophy class also ? " 


" Well, you would hear lectures on various subjects. Did you 
ever hear one on cause and effect ? ' ' 


' ' Does an effect ever go before a cause ? ' ' 


' ' Give me an instance. ' ' 

' ' A man wheeling a wheel barrow. ' ' 

The Doctor then sat down and proposed no more questions. 



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4268 The Academy. 

FOUNDED 1802. 



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The Bingham School, 

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Vol. 29. Winston-Salem, N. C, February, 1906. No. 253 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College. All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to Tuh Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


— The many signs of approaching Spring bring with them joy 
and happiness. The shy violets are searched for as they modestly 
hide among the glossy green leaves ; the first buds on the great 
willow begin to swell at this time ; the saw and axe are busy in 
trimming trees ; the trash piles send up their smoke as the spring 
cleaning goes forward, and many other signs herald the approach 
of that joyous season when the dreary and cold winter gives place 
to the warm and flower- perfumed season of the happy Spring. 

— As we print this number of The Academy a very large force 
of men are again at work onr Memorial Hall, and judging by the 
sound of saw and hammer the second story in which the large 
music department will be located, will soon be finished. As it is 
now so near the close, of the term no change will be made till in 
next summer. At that time the pianos will be placed in this splen- 
did new conservatory, and we feel that a great impulse will be given 
to this large and flourishing department of our school economy. 

4270 The Academy. 

— The Conservatory, opposite the Chapel, has been greatly 
admired during the winter. The orange and lemon trees have done 
well and the large golden fruit has taxed the strength of the limbs 
on which they hang. The ferns and palms have grown sjeadily all 
during the cold months, and the bright colored geranium blooms 
have been attractive color-spots among the rich green. During 
the past weeks the hyacinths have made their appearance, and 
these ' ' harbingers of Spring ' ' tell us that soon nature will be made 
gorgeous with grass and flower, leaf and blossom. 

— The preparations for the rendering of the beautiful oratorio, 
"The Creation," are being earnestly pushed forward. The pupils 
and the friends from Winston-Salem meet each Tuesday evening, 
and the pupils practice also on Tuesday after lunch. The orchestra 
meets one evening in the week, and there are special occasions 
in addition to the regular meetings named above when one or an- 
other section meets. The oratorio will be given some time during 
the Spring, and will be an important musical event. 

— The completion of the upper story of Memorial Hall will 
mean more to the College than only the advantages to the Music 
Department. The Music Department removed ftom its present 
quarters will mean more room in various buildings, and it is proba- 
ble with very slight changes accommodations will be secured for 
about 20 more pupils. During the past few years the school has 
been filled to its utmost capacity, and had there been a very few 
more applicants the question of room would have been a very 
serious one. Hence, together with the musical advantages gained 
by this addition to our buildings, must be considered the possible 
acquisition of additional study parlor and dormitory room. This, 
of course, means additional income, and thus we can feel that the 
new building will bring with it a double advantage to the College : 
first, a splendid conservatory building for the Music Department, 
and, second, more room for the boarding pupils in connection with 
the home-life of our College. 

The Academy. 4271 

— A very interesting work has been begun in the Studio, under 
Miss Siedenberg's supervision. It is that of pyrography, or burnt 
wood work. A class has been organized and their work consists 
not only of smaller articles which are ornamental in their nature, 
but the students are decorating chairs and tables, which will later 
be acceptable in the homes and be useful souvenirs of the school-life. 


The Nature-Study Class, affiliated with Cornell University 
Nature-Study Department, and, under the direction of Miss Emma 
Lehman, is still doing good work. This company is made up of 
Classes A, B and C, and meets once a week in the Senior Class 
Room. The collection of specimens which is made up by the con- 
tributions of the various members is large and varied ; sometimes 
the specimens belong to the mineral kingdom ; sometimes to the 
vegetable, and sometimes to the animal kingdom. Often the latter 
are decidedly alive and active, and boxes and cages are required to 
keep the specimens within proper bounds. The room has at times 
had the appearance of an embryonic menagerie. There is great 
interest in the class, and the lectures, taking the practical form that 
they do, will be of lifelong benefit to the pupils. Our friends in 
New York evidently appreciate the work of this class in our College 
as- the following letter shows : 

Cornell University, 
Ithaca, N. Y., Feb. 7, 1906. 
Miss E. A. Lehman, Salem, N. C. : 

To my dear nieces : — Pardon your uncle for this tardy acknowl- 
edgement of that splendid set of January dues. They were so out 
of common to us that they were passed around to be read. The 
Galax leaves were well done. S put the three leaves which were in 
the letter in water, and they actually freshened up, and showed a 
shining, morrocco-like surface, glinting in red and green. They 
were new to most of us here. 

The little green vine, sent by Marguerite Fries, I return so 
that she may remember what it was she wished to identify. It is 
Lycopodium. Its common names are Ground-pine and Running- 
pine. Another kind is called Club-moss. There are many kinds. 

4272 The Academy 

From the spores or seeds of one kind is made the cooling powder 
which is such a relief to sunburned or chafed skins in hot weather. 
This is what a drug clerk would think you meant if you asked him 
for Lycopodium. 

I was much interested in the story of the child's scalp found in 
the tree trunk. It was a very singular find, and quite a thrilling 
story could be imagined to account for its presence in the great 
poplar log. 

The cotton seed came safely, as I notified the senders upon 
receipt. It has alrready made glad the hearts of a number of our 
northern boys and girls. I am very grateful for the trouble which 
you 'took in getting it for me. 

With best wishes for the continuance of our North Carolina 
Club, I remain, 

Cordially, your uncle, 

John W. Spencer. 


We have, in connection with the various programs of the week, 
within our College a unique, interesting and instructive exercise. 
It is what has been termed for many years " Young People's Meet- 
ing." Briefly described the hour consists in repeating well known 
hymns, which have been previously memorized, and also selections 
from Scripture. An address or lecture is delivered by Bishop 
Rondthaler, which is either biographical in its nature or treats of 
some specific part of Biblical history. 

Formerly this service was held in the chapel of the Home 
Church and the schools attending were divided into two sections. 
During the last year the company has gathered in the main audito- 
rium of the Home Church and the services united in one. At pres- 
ent the company is made up of six different schools, namely : that 
of Misses Steiner and Boner ; Miss Sallie Vogler's school ; Mrs. 
Elma Hege Pfohl's School ; Miss Donna Smith's school ; the Salem 
Boys' School and Business College, and the members of our own 
Preparatory and Collegiate Departments. When this entire com- 
pany is gathered together there are between four and five hundred 
young people present. Mr. Peterson, as organist, presides at the 
organ, which has done service for one hundred and six years and is 

The Academy. 4273 

still in excellent condition. It is an impressive and even imposing 
sight to witness the young people coming into the several doors of 
the church, the voluntary on the organ accompanying the orderly 
entrance of these hundreds of young people. When all are within 
the building the ground floor is completely filled. 

The address delivered by Bishop Rondthaler is both unique 
and impressive. It is a remarkable thing to be able to hold with 
marked interest and power the attention of this great company of 
young people, many of whom are as young as from eight to ten 
years, and many of whom are more than twenty years of age. The 
address is a masterpiece, and considered as a lecture, is far superior 
to very many heard upon the lecture platform, even though the 
latter may have required extraordinary effort in their preparation. 
Therefore as a literary study the address delivered in Young Peo- 
ple's Meeting is a remarkable and profitable study for this great 
company of younger and older students. We have often paid ad- 
mission to professional lectures which, in their intellectual results, 
were far inferior to the weekly address which Bishop Rondthaler 
delivers to his young friends gathered in Young People's Meeting. 
Another important point is the very fascinating historical lesson 
taught in this series of Wednesday morning gatherings. Not only 
is the Biblical history taught, but also the customs and development 
•of countries like Babylon, Egypt, Greece, Rome and other sections 
of the world are most forcibly and profitably set forth. But even 
this is not the best feature of the Wednesday morning Young Peo- 
ple's Meeting. The ethical and religious side is very strongly set 
forth and united with the literary attraction and the historical 
feature, the ethical and religious portion is impressed upon the 
minds of the young people in a manner which would be almost im- 
possible under other circumstances. Hence we consider that the 
Young People's Meetings are indeed remarkable gatherings and 
have very great value in the program of the week in our various 

Bishop Rondthaler has conducted these meetings for a quarter 
of a century. It not infrequently happens that men who have made 
a marked success in some important field, possibly in a distant sec- 
tion, will return to Salem and speak in most affectionate terms of 
the good accomplished in these same meetings. The writer of this 

4274 The Academy 

article has frequently traveled in other States, and while seated 
beneath some hospitable roof, in the midst of a home presided over 
with grace and dignity by some former Salem College girl has heard 
a beautiful tribute to the worth of these same Young People's Meet- 
ings. We feel sure that many who will read this sketch will recall 
the pleasant and profitable hours which they spent in listening to 
what they termed the stories of Young People's Meetings, but which 
were in reality finished literary efforts, impressing influences- of the 
most weighty and far-reaching moral and spiritual effect. Our 
schools are most fortunate in having this as a part of their weekly 
program. J. H. Clewell. 



All communications for this Department should be addressed to The Academy, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. Teachers, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when the letters relate to matters of interest to our 

— We often feel that it would be a good and desirable thing for 
our College to place before our readers some of the cordial letters 
which are sent to us from time to time by our patrons. Many in- 
stitutions print similar letters in pamphlet form and circulate them 
widely over the country. Possibly we may be a little too modest, 
in this respect, and hence we feel that the presentation of some of 
these communications will be right and proper in the Correspon- 
dence Department. We will not print the signatures because they 
are strictly private letters, but should any reader of this department 
of our College paper wish us to give the signature we would, of 
course, be willing to do so. The first of the three communications 
which we will print as part of the larger number that might be 
chosen is from a friend in North Carolina and is as follows : 

" In reply to your letter will say that we are very well pleased 
with our daughter's advancement in your College last term, and are 
quite sure she had the very best attention given her. She speaks 
well of you and the College in general, and seems to be well pleased 
at our sending her to your College. She has improved so much in 
health that we are quite sure Salem is a very healthy place for girls. 
Wishing you a very happy New Year, I am, 

"Very truly yours, 

The Academy. 4275 

— The second selection is from a friend in Georgia, and in 
closing a business letter he says : 

"I am very much pleased with the progress which my daugh- 
ters are making, and am happy to state that I think you have an 
ideal College. I desire again to thank you for all of your kindnesses 
to my girls, and to say that I will be glad at any time to reciprocate 
your favors. Wishing you a very happy year, and with assurances 
of my warm personal regard, I am, 

' ' Cordially yours, ' ' . ' ' 

— The third is from a patron in Alabama, who says : 

"I am very much pleased with my daughter's progress, and 
her reports have been all that could be desired. 

" I still think Salem Academy and College is the place for our 
daughters, and I shall continue to recommend this fine old College 
whenever the opportunity is open. 

' ' Please remember me with love to Mrs. Clewell, and with 
thanks to you all for taking care of my little girl so well, I am, 
' ' Very sincerely, yours, 

— Among the letters received from our friends and former pu- 
pils we copy a part of one from a pupil from whom we have not 
heard for quite a while : 

' ' I am working very steadily these days, and my time is very 
fully occupied, but I am often with you in thought, and I hope some 
day to go back to dear old Salem. How I would love to see the 
dear place again, for I realize more and more each year how much 
I owe to the three years spent there, and my debt of gratitude is 
one which I can never repay. 

' ' With warm regards for you all, believe me, 

' ' Yours, with* best wishes always, 

Edenton, N. C. "Duncan Cameron Winston." 

— A friend from Virginia writes as follows : 

" Enclosed please find my subscription for 1905, due from Sep- 
tember, 1904. Through this section there is a host of Alumnae 
from the ' ' mothers in Israel ' ' of eighty years to the last year' s 
pupil, and whenever I meet them they seem to think that I am au 

4276 t The Academy. 

jait or ought to be with every detail, Ancient and Honorable and 
Modern, of the school, and deluge me with questions which I am 
only too glad to answer if possible, but many are quite beyond my 
depth. One of the most interested is Mrs. Mary Dillard Spencer, 
of Spencer, Va. Her mother was a Salem girl, she and her sisters, 
several of her daughters and grandaughters were sent to dear old 
Salem. Among all the older Alumnae the strong affection for the 
College is so marked as they turn, naturally, to what was the care- 
free, happiest part of their lives. 

' ' Wishing you a continued success in every good thing, 
Chatmoss, Va. " Delphine Hall Hairston." 

— Mrs. Clewell handed us the following letter from a graduate 
of a few years ago, and we feel sure it will be read with interest by 
her many friends : 

' ' We enjoyed our stay in the college and your delightful home 
yesterday so much that I just had to tell you so. The children will 
never forget the lady who gave them such nice candy and such 
pretty cakes all ' ' cut out just like really truly animals. ' ' 

' ' We enjoyed and appreciated seeing the inside of the Home 
Church more than I could ever express, the decorations were among 
the most artistic and beautiful I ever saw. Mr. Bennett was charmed 
with them. It carried me back to the olden days to breathe the 
refreshing atmosphere of your home and the College itself. 

" When I entered the old South Senior Room — and Miss Leh- 
man sat at her accustomed place — I felt quite like taking my old 
place for ' ' Study Hour, ' ' but the faces that I used to see gathered 
there are now absent. I trust they all bless happy homes and 
radiate God's sunshine every where now that they have gone from 
college walls to their own firesides. I have passed from joy to joy 
since first I saw the old "Square," "the Office," then "the 4th 
Room," and, finally, the "South Senior Room," and life is just 
as full, as rich, as beautiful as ever I dreamed it would be in the 
days I worked at my desk and dreamed of what I would do and be 
when I left Salem a graduate. 

"But this is getting too personal, so just give my love and 
thanks to dear Mr. Clewell for his courtesies to us, and both of you 
keep a wee cosy corner in your heart for your old pupil. 

Oak Ridge, N. C. "Myrtle Holt Bennett." 

The Academy. 4277 

— From the distant " Lone Star" State comes a brief but cor- 
dial communication from a highly esteemed former pupil : 

" Enclosed please find Money Order for 50 cents for my sub- 
scription to The Academy. I always enjoy reading it, although 
very few names are familiar to me now. Nelleen told me every- 
thing that has taken place since we left Salem. 

' ' I hear from Virginia Wadley and Ruth Clark occasionally. 
They each have two boys, and live in their old homes. I have two 
girls, and hope some day to send them to Salem. 

' ' Give my love to all the teachers that remember me, also to 
Mrs. Clewell, Mr. Pfohl and Dr. Rondthaler. 
' ' Sincerely, yours, , 

Hearne, Texas. " Valesca Steffan Marshall."! 

ISoofc Notes. 

We are very pleased to acknowledge the reception of a book 
presented to our College Library by Madame Evans von> Klenner, 
on behalf of the Woman's Press Club of New York city. It is a 
very handsomely gotten up volume, entitled ' ' Memoiries of Jane 
Cunningham Croly," perhaps more familiarly known in journalism 
and literature as "Jenny June." The book is published by G. P. 
Putnam Sons, N. Y. 

At a memorial meeting called by Sorosis, Jan. 6, 1902, jointly 
with the Woman's Press Union, New York city, the Press Club 
formally authorized the preparation of this Memorial Book to its 
Founder and continous President to the day of her death. She was 
born in England in 1829, and, coming to this country, married the 
journalist, David G. Croly, a reporter for the N. Y. Herald, where 
husband and wife made a fine reputation in journalistic work. Thou- 
sands of gifted women are now r making themselves heard in poetry, 
fiction and journalism because she opened the way for them, and 
the great Woman's Club movement in this country and in England 
is all owing to her pioneer work. 

In addition to this great field Mrs. Croly had the care of a large 
family ; she wrote a number of books, and her Sunday evening 
receptions formed one of the social features of New York city. She 
died Dec. 22, 1901, and is buried at Lakewood, N. J. 

4278 The Academy. 

— Another interesting volume has been sent us by the Ameri- 
can Forestry Association, H. M. Suter, Secretary. It is entitled 
" Proceedings of the American Forestry Congress," held at Wash- 
ington, D. C. , Jan. 2 — 6, 1905, under the auspices of this Associa- 
tion, which was organized in 1882 and incorporated in 1897. It 
numbers 3000 members, residents of every State of the Union, Can- 
ada and foreign countries. 

Forestry has become a question of national importance ; the 
criminal carelessness and wastefulness with which our American 
forests are being cut down and burned are attracting the attention 
of our whole country, and it is high time that this should be the 
case. Sections of country that never knew what Malaria was are 
having sad experiences in that line since their forests are cut down. 
Forests are a potent factor in shaping the physiographic forms of 
mountains, — in the average rainfall, in the flow of streams, the 
development of water power, the great dynamo of electricity — all 
these and many more depend on the preservation or replacing of 
our forest trees. 

All of our States, except Delaware, have a regular Arbor or 
Tree-Planting Day, and it is a legal holiday in 7 States. This 
should become general, universal. Children should be trained to 
recognize its value and do their part in this great work. 


Received the following amounts for Memorial Hall : 

Sale of Postals, Rev. and Mrs. Robert de 

Schweinitz column $10.00 

Sale of Postals. 15.07 

Miss Louise Gwyn, Ronda, N. C 1.00 

Bazar Articles 8.80 

Sale, by pupils in Fourth Room 47.25 

Miss Mary Jefferies, Gaffney, S. C 5.00 

Total to date, $17,299 19. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treasurer. 

The Academy. 4279 

ftfte jftlonti) in tfte 5>ri)ociL 

—A letter from Miss Allie Blocker, who was a pupil in 1871, 
'72 and '73, informs us that she is now Mrs. D. D. Strong, of 
Blakely, Ga. She requested a catalogue, and will possibly send 
her daughter to us later this Spring. 

— The pupils in the Science Course are visiting various points 
of interest at this time in the city, in order to study the subjects 
taught in the Class room, by means of observation. Miss Clark has 
escorted classes to Winston Gas Works, where the process of mak- 
ing coal gas was studied, and the application of electricity to the 
cure of diseases was explained by Drs. Copple & Rierson at their 
Sanatorium on Main Street. This mode of study is an admirable 
one and is greatly enjoyed by all classes. 

— A number of pupils are preparing to graduate in the Depart- 
ment of Domestic Science. This is a very flourishing department, 
doing most excellent work and growing in strength and numbers as 
the years go by. Miss Brewer is at the head this year, and she is 
ably assisted by Miss Brooke. 

— A very enjoyable recital was given in the chapel Thursday, 
Feb. 15. It was the regular monthly effort of the Music and Elo- 
cution Departments, and was greatly enjoyed by those who attended. 

— The Euterpean and Hesperian Literary Societies are both 
busily engaged in their respective lines of work, and are contem- 
plating improvements in their respective halls. We doubt if there 
are handsomer halls any where in the State than the two belonging 
to the societies connected with our College. 

— Bishop Rondthaler has been delivering unusually earnest 
sermons in connection with the Sunday evening services in the 
Home Church. The impressions made by discourses like these 
will be for good and will go through the life of many of the young 

— A very modest organization, but one doing much good in a 
quiet way is that of the King's Daughters. Miss Fogle is the 
leader, and the meetings are held in the Junior recitation rooms. : 

4280 The Academy. 

— The members of the Cooking School offered a very dainty 
bill of fare to the pupils and faculty on Wednesday, Feb. 14, mak- 
ing a small charge, the proceeds of which were to be divided be- 
tween the Memorial Hall Fund and the Cooking School Depart- 
ment. The effort was well patronized and a snug sum realized. 

— Valentine's Day was duly observed within the school, and a 
large number of the missives peculiar to the day were sent out from 
and received into the school. 

The first Vesper Service since Christmas was held Sunday, 
Feb. 12. Miss Mickey read a selection in that part of the service 
which is termed the Special Program ; Miss Laurie Jones sang an 
appropriate solo, and the address was delivered by the Principal. 

— The many friends of Miss Minnie Lou Dunlap were glad to 
welcome her once more into our school family. She resides in 
Vogler Hall, and is specially pursuing vocal and instrumental 

— Professors Shirley and Storer have continued their extended 
walks into the neighborhood whenever the weather permitted dur- 
ing the winter and continue to secure the specimens which enrich 
the scientific collection thus far made. Occasionally a room com- 
pany of pupils are privileged to accompany them, and these excur- 
sions are very greatly enjoyed by every one. 

— Mr. C. B. Pfohl was compelled to discontinue his visits to 
patrons during the Fall and Winter as his health did not permit 
him to leave home. He is now feeling very much better, and is at 
the present time visiting friends in the southern portion of our State. 

— A number of the Seniors have agreed to organize a Walking 
Club, and Miss Kate Haynes is chairman of the committee having 
the effort in charge. If the proper organization can be effected we 
feel sure it will greatly add to the pleasure of the school year. 

— The Seniors are active in their efforts to place a handsome 
and enduring memorial within the school. We are not at liberty 
this month to give the result of their work thus far, but if their 
present plans are carried out their memorial will be as enduring as 
it is handsome. 

The Academy. 4281 

— Sousa's Band gave a matinee concert in the Elks' Audito- 
rium, January 25, and quite a number of pupils and members of the 
faculty attended. They greatly enjoyed the program which was so 
admirably rendered. 

— The Senior Class has been very busy since Christmas in 
pushing forward the work connected with the Class Annual. Ad- 
vertisements are being solicited ; clubs, classes and societies will be 
photographed ; articles are being written, and on Feb. 2 a supper 
was given within the school which netted the snug sum of about 
$60.00. This publication, which appeared last year, was a very 
worthy effort, and this year's class will endeavor to equal or even 
excel the effort of the previous class. 

— A very enjoyable little Valentine Party was given by Miss 
Kathleen Tay to the members of the East and West Annex Room 
Companies on the evening of Valentine's Day. It was a very en- 
joyable occasion, and, in addition to the Valentine Postoffice, ex- 
cellent refreshments were served. 

Death of Miss Laciar. 

The many friends of Miss Addie Laciar, both here and else- 
where, were greatly grieved by the intelligence of her untimely 
death in the prime of her womanhood. She was teaching in the 
Presbyterian College of Blankshear, Ga. , when she was taken with 
pneumonia, and passed away after a short illness. Her brother 
arrived before the end, and took her remains home to Mauch Chunk, 
Pa. , where they were placed in a receiving vault, to await the return 
of her mother and sister from Florida. 

During her stay here she made many warm friends by her 
genial manners and kindly disposition. First as a pupil, and later 
as a teacher, from 1889—1891, she was a valued inmate of Salem 
Academy and College. Warm-hearted and generous, her death 
has brought many expressious of loving sympathy from those who 
knew her. She had a fine voice, and its sweet, rich, full tones 
were often heard in our chapel services, and gave additional beauty 
to our concerts and recitals, — yet while it is heard no more amid 
the harmonies of earth, it will swell the great song of the redeemed 
around the throne of God in heaven. 

4282 The Academy. 

jHetos litems. 

— The Piedmont Tobacco Warehouse, one of the landmarks of 
Winston-Salem, is to give place to a modern six-story office build- 
ing. Its owners will be the Masonic fraternity of our city. 

— The steam shovel, owned by Lane Bros., and now engaged 
in digging away the hill at Belews Creek dry bridge, is attracting- 
much attention. When this excavation is completed this eastern 
part of our town will be greatly changed, and yet the Southbound 
Railway will necessitate still more marked alterations in that imme- 
diate locality. 

— TheJForsyth Hotel is still moving skyward. This hostelry, 
which not only from the architect's drawings but also from the spa- 
cious lines indicated by the work already done, will supply a want 
long felt by our community. Particularly does The Academy re- 
joice over the erection of this splendid building, for it will provide 
superior entertainment for our many friends and patrons, who visit 
us not only at Commencement but at all other times of the year. 

— The death of General Joe Wheeler occasions much comment 
in all parts of the country. Noted as a great cavalry commander 
during the Civil War, on the outbreak of hostilities with Spain he 
volunteered in the United States army. His prestige at once gave 
him a high rank, and his great natural ability together with his vast 
experience were prime factors in the rapid and successful termina- 
tion of that conflict. Previously he had been, for several terms, a 
member of Congress from an Alabama district. 

— Work on the big power plant at the Salem creek has pro- 
gressed rapidly during the month of February, the buildings having 
been completed and much of the gigantic machinery installed. The 
handsome and stately boiler-chimney is a cause of admiration to all 
who pass anywheres near the lower end of Salem. The power of 
this plant will be produced by steam turbines of some thousands of 
horse-power direct coupled to immense electric generators. When 
completed Winston-Salem will have a power plant embodying all 
the newest inventions pertaining to the production of electricity. 

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$n Hitter Vein. 

— A well known Southern churchman was recently visiting New 
York, accompanied by his wife, who is as beautiful as her life mate 
is homely. They were walking down Broadbay one sunny after- 
noon and the pair attracted much attention. One of two young 
"sports," evidently thinking to attract the favorable attention of 
the churchman's wife, in an audible aside remarked that it was 
another case of " the beauty and the beast." Quick as a wink the 
husband turned and, as he swung his right to the speaker's jaw, 
scoring a knockout, said, ' ' I am a man of peace, but I never allow 
any one to call my wife a beast." 

— Some years ago the Chief Justice of the United States was 
driving in a gig and found that the tire of one of his wheels was 
loose and kept sliding off. He did not know a great deal about 
common affairs, for he had not lived much with the common affairs 
of life ; but he did know that water would tighten a tire on a wheel. 
Coming to a little stream he drove into it and got one little section 
of the wheel wet ; then drove out and backed his horse, and the 
same part of the wheel went into the water again, and he pulled 
back and kept see-sawing backward and forward, all the time get- 
ting the same part of the wheel wet. 

A negro came along and seeing the situation told the Justice to 
back into the water again. He did so and the negro took hold of 
the spokes of the wheel and turning it around, directly had it wet 
all around. The Chief Justice said, 

" Well, I never thought of that." 

"Well," replied the darkey, "some men just nat'ly have 
more sense than others, anyhow." 



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NUNN ALLY'S always fresh. 

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Vol. 29. Winston-Salem, N. C. , March, 1906. No. 254 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
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tions should be addressed to Thh Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 



The programme of Commencement is now practically arranged, 
though many details must be announced at a later date. The fol- 
lowing are the dates and general occasions : 

Saturday evening, May 19, 1906, Seniors' Evening, in the College 

Sunday morning, May 20, Baccalaureate Sermon, by 

in the Moravian Home Church. 

Monday morning, May 21, Exercises of the Senior Class, on the 

College Campus. 
Monday afternoon, May 21, Alumnae Society Meeting. Programme 

to be announced later. In College Chapel. 

Monday night, May 21, Grand Concert by the Piano, Vocal and 
Elocution Departments, in the College Chapel. 

Tuesday morning, May 22, Commencement Exercises in Moravian 
Home Church, Literary Address by the Hon. Robert N. 
Page, Member of Congress^ from North Carolina, and the 
Presentation of Diplomas. 

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Of all the memorial plans that have been brought forward dur- 
ing the past years there is none that will appeal to the hearts of 
more people than the one that is now beginning to take the shape 
suggested by the title to this article. 

Salem Academy and College has always been very proud of 
the fact that Mrs. Jackson was a pupil here for several years, and 
rejoices greatly in the suggestion to establish in this institution a 
Scholarship that shall forever bear the name of this beloved Alumna. 
The movement is only a few days old as yet, and it is impossible to 
give any details, but the friends with whom the plan originated 
promise us that opportunity will be given to young and old, North, 
South, East and West, to join in showing honor to Mrs. Jackson. 

Meanwhile the following letters will be read with interest : 

"Winston-Salem, N. C, Feb. 24, 1906. 
"Mrs. M. A. Jackson, Charlotte, N. C. : 
' ' Dear Mrs. Jackson : 

"In the erection of Memorial Hall by the Alumnae of 
Salem Academy and College a limited number of Scholarships are 
being contributed. The money donated goes to the erection of 
the building, and the Academy, in proportion to the amount grants 
free tuition in certain branches, and in case the amount justifies it 
gives both tuition and board. From the fact that you were a pupil 
here, a number of your friends desire to secure a Scholarship which 
shall be known as the ' Mrs. Stonewall Jackson Scholarship. ' With 
your consent this will be done. The scholarship will be practically 
perpetual. During your life you will be requested to name the 
beneficiary in connection with the officers of the institution. After 
your death, with your consent, the beneficiary will be named by 
the Daughters of the Confederacy of Forsyth and Mecklenburg coun- 
ties, under similar conditions. The pupils of the Academy and the 
musicians of Winston-Salem, under the efficient leadership of Prof. 
Storer and Prof. Shirley, are preparing to render Haydn's ' Crea- 
tion ' the latter part of April. With your consent the proceeds of 
the concert will be added to the contributions already made toward 
your scholarship. Our people would be delighted to have you 
visit the city during the time these concerts are being given, and 
we hope you can do so. Please let me know at your earliest con- 
venience whether you approve the plans as above outlined. 
' ' Yours, very truly, 

" Henry E. Friesi" 

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" Charlotte, N. C, March 1, 1906. 
"Mr. Henry E. Fries, Winston-Salem, N. C. : 
' ' My Dear Sir : 

' ' With all my heart do I approve of the plans you have 
proposed in your letter of the 24th ult. , and I cannot too warmly 
express my appreciation and gratitude for the distinguished honor 
that is tendered to the name I bear in the establishment of such a 
scholarship. You may rest assured that during the remainder of 
my life I will take the liveliest interest in the good work, and will 
esteem it a privilege to co-operate in every possible way in making 
it a benefit to my beloved Alma Mater as well as to the beneficiaries. 
Many thanks for the invitation to be with you on the occasion of 
the rendering of Haydn's 'Creation.' Providence permitting I 
shall hope to be able to avail myself of this great pleasure. 
"With kindest regards, I am, 

' ' Yours, sincerely, 

" M. A. Jackson." 


When Haydn made his first visit to London, in 1790, he at- 
tended a performance of Handel's "Messiah" in Westminster 
Abbey. He had a good place near the King's box, and never 
having heard a performance on so grand a scale was immensely 
impressed. When the ' ' Hallelujah ' ' chorus rang out through the 
nave and the whole audience rose to their feet, he wept like a child, 
exclaiming, " He is master of us all." In 1794, during his second 
visit, Haydn had ample opportunities of becoming acquainted with 
Handel's music, as regular performances of his oratorios took place 
in Lent at Covent Garden and at Drury Lane. Haydn was past 
sixty-five but he determined to devote his declining years to com- 
posing an oratorio on similar lines. Perhaps no greater tangible 
result of Handel's "Messiah" could be mentioned than the fact 
that it inspired Haydn to write ' ' The Creation. ' ' 

The text for " The Creation" was compiled by Lydley, from 
Milton's "Paradise Lost." Haydn took the text to Vienna, and 
gave it to Van Swieten for translation, who performed the work 
with considerable success. A sum of five hundred ducats was guar- 
anteed by twelve of the principal nobility, and Haydn set to work 
with the greatest ardor, beginning in 1796 and finishing the work 

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in 1798. Haydn said : " Never was I so pious as when composing 
' The Creation. ' I knelt down every day and prayed God to 
strengthen me for my work. When composition did not go well 
I went to my chamber and, with rosary in hand, said a few prayers 
and then the ideas returned. ' ' 

' ' The Creation " is a monument that will endure for all time . 
The oratorio excels in the choral and solo parts, and equals in 
freshness of melodic invention any work of Haydn's youth or prime. 
Some of the best writing is in the introduction. The first sixty 
measures depict chaos as we understand it after reading the book 
of Genesis. The plan of construction, however, is simple, only two 
motives being used. 

The story of " The Creation " is told by three angels, Gabriel, 
Uriel and Raphael. The close of each day is celebrated by cho- 
ruses of heavenly hosts. Part I and Part II describe the creation 
of every living creature, the climax of Part II being the creation of 
man. Part III gives a glimpse of Paradise, with Adam and Eve 
before the Fall. The oratorio was first given in private, on April 
29, 1798, and in public on Haydn's nameday, March 19, 1799, at 
the National Theatre. Certain noblemen paid the expenses, and 
handed over the proceeds, some £320, to Haydn. The impression it 
produced was extraordinary, the whole audience was deeply moved, 
and Haydn confessed that he could not describe his sensations. 
" One moment," he said, " I was as cold as ice, the next I seemed 
on fire. More than once I was afraid I should have a stroke. ' ' No 
sooner was the score engraved, in 1800, than the oratorio was 
everywhere performed, many choral societies being founded for the 
express purpose. 

Haydn appeared in public for the last time at a remarkable 
performance of " The Creation " on March 27, 1808. He was car- 
ried in his armchair to a place amongst the first ladies of the land 
and was received with the warmest demonstrations of welcome. At 
the words, " And there was light," Haydn was quite overcome and 
pointing upwards exclaimed : "It came from thence !' ' As the 
performance went on his agitation became extreme, and it was 
thought advisable to take him home after the first part. As he was 
carried out people of the highest rank thronged to take leave of 
him, and Beethoven fervently kissed his hand and forehead. At 

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the door Haydn paused, and, turning round, lifted up his hands as 
if in the act of benediction. 

' ' The Creation ' ' is probably on the repertoire of every vocal 
society of any prominence in the United States, but the honor of 
having given the first complete performance in America belongs to 
the Moravians in Bethlehem, Pa., where it was given in 1811. In 
1819 the first complete performance was given in Boston, and in 
1821 it was produced by the Harmonic Society of Baltimore, Md. 
Much interest is felt in the coming presentation of the oratorio in 
Salem, which will probably be toward the last of April. 


We had notified our astronomical pupils to be on the lookout 
on the night of March 2 for an occultation of Aldebaran by the 
Moon, but, unfortunately, fleecy clouds were drifting over Madame 
Luna's face all the evening, and we failed to see it. We remember, 
many years ago, to have seen an occultation of Venus, the evening 
star, by the crescent Moon, and it was a lovely sight : when Venus 
emerged from her very brief obscuration, she seemed to stick on 
the lower cusp of the Moon as if loth to part company with her. 

Aldebaran is a red, first magnitude star, in the eye of Taurus, 
the second sign of the Zodiac. It is also the brightest star in the 
" V " shaped cluster of the Hyades, the cloudy, weeping sisters of 
the Pleiades, or Seven Stars. 

The winter sky presents a glorious panorama of stars. In the 
north-west is the group of Cassiopeia, the queen in her chair 
her daughter, Andromeda, chained, and Perseus, the warrior, 
and later her husband coming to her rescue with the head of Medu- 
sa in his hand. Then the great square of Pegasus is setting, just 
south of it is Fomalhaut, a pale star in the Southern Fish, with the 
planet, Saturn, like a twin star near by. Mars is out of sight, but 
directly south Jupiter blazes like a magnificent ruby. Then come 
the Pleiades and Hyades, — next the twins, Castor and Pollux, then 
Cancer, with its beehive cluster of Nebulae, and just rising in the 
east is Leo, the lion, with his gracefully curved sickle, Regulus, in 
the handle. 

In the very centre of this glittering host, Orion, the hunter, 

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marches, Betelguese and Bellatrix in his two shoulders, Rigel in 
his foot, and midway between are the three stars of his belt, with 
the ell and yard of his sword. Procyon, in the Little Dog, is on his 
left, while Sirius, the Dog Star, in Canis Major, shines brighter 
than any star in the heavens. Directly north, the two bears, Ursa 
Major and Ursa Minor, with the well known Great and Little Dip- 
pers, are creeping lazily around the Pole. It is impossible to con- 
ceive anything more magnificently grand and great. Well did 
Young say in his "Night Thoughts," "the undevout astronomer 
is mad !" and David rapturously sings : " The Heavens declare the 
glory of God, and the firmament showeth his handiwork !' ' 


It has been suggested that readers of The Academy would be 
interested in a list of the memorials which are being placed in 
Alumnae Hall, and the following are therefore noted. Some have 
already been paid for, others will be when that portion of the work 
is finished. 
Four Portico Columns, in honor of 

Rt. Rev. and Mrs. Emil de Schweinitz, 
Rt. Rev. and Mrs. Edward Rondthaler, 
Rev. and Mrs. Robert de Schweinitz, 
Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Clewell. 
Stone Steps to Portico, to bear the names of the Principals of Salem 

Academy and College. 
Bronze Tablet. 
Central Front Door, by Bethania Branch Alumnae Association, in 

honor of Miss Lehman. 
East Front Door, by Bethania Branch Alumnae Association, in 

honor of Miss Lydia Stauber. 
West Front Door, by Mrs. J. D. Laugenour, in memory of Ade- 
laide Vogler. 
Central Foyer Door, by Mrs. W. T. Brown, Mrs. W. N. Reynolds 

and others, in honor of " Mother Moore." 
East Foyer Door, by the Sixth Room, 1904-5. 

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East Stairway in Foyer, by the Class of 1903. 

West Stairway in Foyer, by the Class of 190-1. 

Foyer Partition, by the Juniors of 1905. 

Two Memorial Tablets, by Dr. W. J. Holland, for his parents and 
for Mrs. Denke. 

Proscenium Arch in Auditorium, by Misses Emma and Mary Line- 
back, in memory of Professor Edward Lineback. . 

It is quite probable that other friends will wish to place Memo- 
rials in the Hall, and the following are suggested. Further infor- 
mation can be obtained by addressing Dr. Clewell, or the Secre- 
tary of the Alumnae Association. 

West Foyer Door $ 50.00 

East Auditorium Door. 50.00 

West Auditorium Door 50.00 

East Rostrum Door 50.00 

West Rostrum Door 50.00 

Columns to support Balcony, each 40.00 

Rostrum 500.00 

Balcony 750.00 

Auditorium, plastering 700.00 

Auditorium, flooring 500.00 

Auditorium, seating 4 sections, each 500.00 

Balcony, seating 800.00 



Some may be more interested in Scholarships than in such 
memorials as have been mentioned, and the following have already 
been established in the school. 

Alumnae Scholarship, value $250. 00 a year, in the gift of the Alum- 
nae Association. 

Centennial Scholarship, same as above. 

L. M. Fries Scholarship, value $250.00 a year, in the gift of the 

Four minor Scholarships, value $60.00 a year each, in the gift of 
the Alumnae Association. 

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The School would welcome the founding of the following Schol- 
arship Funds, any of which might bear special names and be beau- 
tiful memorials. 
Music Scholarships. 

Instrumental, with Professor. . $1000.00 

Vocal 750.00 

Instrumental, with Instructor 500.00 

Elocution Scholarship 500. 00 

Art " 500.00 

Language " (private lessons) 300.00 

Commercial " 300.00 

Cooking " 500.00 

Home Nursing Scholarship 300.00 

Day Pupil Scholarship, Preparatory Department 300.00 

College " 500.00 

Mrs. Charles Vogler, 
Secretary Alumnae Association. 

Death of Miss Lucie Vest. 

Our deep sympathies go out to Misses Carrie and Sallie Vest, 
of the Academy Faculty, in the death of their younger sister, Lucie, 
whom they had cherished with unwearied love and devotion through 
many years. Lucie was frail and delicate from childhood, not able 
to keep up a regular school course, but the Master placed her in 
the higher school of suffering, where the sweetest lessons are learned. 
Naturally her sympathies were with our Heavenly Father's shut-in 
children, and other lives were blessed and strengthened by her un- 
obtrusive help. 

Her whole life was a lesson in patience and resignation to those 
who knew her. We learned better to appreciate our blessings of 
health and strength in view of her life, and it did more good, per- 
haps, than many an active, busy life could do. She has earned her 
rest, and we love to think of her as well and strong in the heavenly 
country, where no one shall say " I am sick," in the glorious man- 
sions of our Father's house. 

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The Salem Brand." 

We were very much pleased to see the following article in ou r 
weekly local paper, The Union Republican, and take the liberty or 
transferring it to our columns. The writer has handled the subject 

' ' Salem ladies have a very pretty custom of wearing a pin, o 
neat design, in the shape of a flag, with the word " salem " in 
gold letters plainly marked upon it. It is a high compliment to our 
venerable sister town, and exemplary as well, showing as it does to 
the world that the ladies of that community are pleased to be iden- 
tified as residents and representatives thereof. While a pin is a 
very little thing in itself, it can speak volumes when adorning Salem's 
fair daughters and even mothers, in many instances, and hence be- 
comes an important factor in its silent, yet impressive significance 
of the moral, social and religious life, so proverbial of Salem, whose 
very name is emblematic of peace. It was just the other day that 
we asked a young lady what prompted this simple yet effective 
adornment, and she replied with the following acrostic : 

SO you ask me why I wear the pin 
Which bears the Salem brand ? 
'Tis first because I've a loyal heart, 
And this is my native land. 



h, loyal to Salem, yes, who is not ? 

Who has lived in the sacred shrine 

Of her beauty, her quaintness, antiquity, fame.. 

Her morality almost sublime. 

et me in turn inquire of you, 

Why should I not wear the sign, 

And tell to the world that this beautiful place 

Is the home of my loved ones and mine ? 

ach day that I live may this dear little pin, 
No matter wherever it be, 

Shine out, and proclaim to strangers and friends,. 
What the letters spelled out mean to me. 

ost gladly I wear it, the dear flag of truce, 
With Salem in letters of gold, 
A daughter of Salem 'tis an honor to be,. 
An honor which proudly we hold."' 

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The Trend of Our Literature. 

Literature should be the great refiner of human life ; it stands 
for all that is best and noblest, and raises the cultured man or 
woman above low, rude and debasing elements. It makes the do- 
mestic circle a joy ; it causes the home to become the loveliest, 
dearest spot on earth, and draws the members of the home circle 
away from harmful resorts. Besides all this, it is the deepest, 
purest pleasure that the mind can enjoy. 

We look to the literature of the past with appreciative delight ; 
we have had intellectual giants in our American literature, not to 
speak of the rich treasury of the large field of English writers, but 
the recent trend of our works of fiction has not been onward and 
upward. The novel is the chosen means of conveying every sort 
of instruction. It is the. sugar-coating of history, of philosophy and 
even of religion ; we find the psychological novel, even the novel of 
the automobile as one of our latest inventions ; the Christian Science 
novel, — indeed, it would be difficult to find any subject that has not 
found its expression in the form of an accredited romance or story. 
Therefore we would like to see it at its best, and not to have it 
growing perceptibly poorer and weaker. 

The characters and possibilities of our Middle Western litera- 
ture were encouraging after the New England writers failed to 
satisfy the insatiable Oliver Twist demand for more and still more. 
Mrs. Catherwood crystallized the life and history of the North- West; 
Charles Major brought medieval scenes to our view in "When 
Knighthood Was In Flower ' ' and Yolanda. ' ' James Lane Allen 
made Kentucky classic ground. John Fox, in his " Little Shepherd 
of Kingdom Come, ' ' gave us a wholesome, readable novel. Then 
came a whiff from the breezy forests of Manitoba, amid the foothills 
of the Rockies, in Ralph Connor's "Sky Pilot" and "Black Rock;" 
Gilbert Parker gave us Canada life in other phases, while Jack Lon- 
don stirred our blood with the ' ' Call of the Wild ' ' and its animal 
atavism. Owen Wister described the stirring life of the cattle 
ranches in his ' ' Virginian. ' ' Mary Johnston gave us a good strong 
book of colonial times in "To Have and To Hold. ' ' Mrs. Alice 
Hegan Rice added a new character to the picture galleries of fiction 
in ' ' Mrs. Wiggs " or " Lovey Mary. ' ' For some time, however, 

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there has been a decided falling off in the quality of our works of 
fiction. Who is to blame? The reading public, or the writers, or 

If we look over the most popular books of the past months, we 
find, first, "The House of Mirth," by Edith Wharton, with Lily 
Bart as its leading type, and when we read it we say, ' ' Oh, the 
pity of it ! oh, the pity of it !" as we are in doubt whether she com- 
mitted suicide or whether death was merciful enough to come just 
at the time when she had reached the end of things. ' ' The Con- 
quest of Canaan," by Booth Tarkington, stands second on the list, 
and is the best of the six representative books ; it is clean, — though 
Ariel Tabor might not exactly fit in with our ideas of desirable 
womanly character throughout. Joe Louden will do well enough 
,in his conquest of the little Indiana town of Canaan. The third 
book, "The House of a Thousand Candles," by Nicholson, is a 
collection of unusual persons and circumstances, while the house 
was certainly built according to original ideas if not entirely cranky 
ones. " Nedra," by Geo. B. McCutcheon, is of the " Graustark " 
grade and calibre, though when two persons like Lady Tennys 
Huntingford and Hugh Ridgeway are shipwrecked among canni- 
bals it would seem much more likely that they should be eaten than 
worshipped as gods. 

"The Gambler," by Katherine Thurston, describes a fine 
character run to waste in Clodagh Asshlin, with the gambling strain 
in her blood so strong, so dominant that she can hardly do other- 
wise than rush to ruin, and at the melodramatic close she is about 
to fling herself to death over the cliff, but is saved by a devoted 
servant, who comes, panting with haste, to bring her a consoling 
telegram from her lover, Sir Walter Gore, which again makes life 
worth living ! " The Man of the Hour," by Octave Thanet (Alice 
French), closes the list, and we fail to see how any one of these 
books can produce one good impulse, unless it be the ' ' Conquest 
of Canaan." Our realistic novels bring us close to the joys and 
sorrows, the great crises of life, where the soul is poised between 
two fates, one or the other of which must be chosen, but they do 
not make us better, stronger or abler to cope with the difficulties 
that confront every human soul. 


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ftiie Wontf) in tije g>cf)ool. 

— Cammie Lindley spent a few days with us, and she is always 
as welcome as flowers in Spring. 

— February 22d was observed as a holiday in the school, and 
was spent in a happy but quiet manner. 

— Dr. Clewell spent ten days visiting Washington, New York 
and Boston in the interests of the College early in March. 

— The Euterpean Society has ordered a handsome new upright 
piano from the well known Stieff firm. This will add much to their 
already beautiful hall. 

— Miss Mary Crowell is at present in a Norfolk hospital, where 
she went to undergo a severe surgical operation. Her many friends 
will be happy to learn that she is now rapidly recovering. 

— The members of the Hesperian Society entertained the Eu- 
terpean Society, Friday, March 5th, in the Chapel. The occasion 
was a brilliant one, and greatly enjoyed by all who were present. 

— The work on the new hall is being pushed forward with 
speed and by the time this number of our paper reaches the readers 
the plastering of the walls of the upper story will be well under way. 

— Miss Pattie Baugham returned end of February from her home 
in Washington, N. C. , where she has had to remain since Christ- 
mas because of illness. Her many friends are glad to welcome her. 

— Some time ago we heard Erma Kellett was in training as a 
professional nurse, and now we receive cards saying that she was 
married on March 3d. Well, so it goes : girls do occasionally 
change their minds. 

— The subjects for Graduating Theses were assigned to the 
Seniors early in March, and the girls are busy with note-book and 
pencil at all sorts of odd times, wearing a look of preternatural wis- 
dom or worry, it is difficult to say which. 

— The services connected with the season of Lent in the Home 
Church are always of an interesting and impressive character. This 
year the singing will be a special feature. A number of the pupils 
attend these services during the week and all are present on Sunday. 

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— County Superintendent Speas has arranged to hold an exam- 
ination for public school teachers in our chapel the latter part of 
April. Quite a number of our pupils will take this examination 
in order to secure the certificates before the close of their school- 
work in May. 

— The members of the Alumnae Executive Committee met at 
Mrs. Clewell's home, Friday, March 2, and transacted business 
relative to the raising of Scholarships ; they also attended to mat- 
ters connected with the Memorial Hall and with the approaching 

— One of our girls picked up measles on her Christmas visit 
home, and brought them to the Infirmary, but thanks to Miss Hen- 
derson's excellent care and precautionary measures, only two other 
girls got them, and they had them so lightly that we scarcely knew 
they had them till they were as well as ever. - 

— The Senior Class has decided to place a large iron gate be- 
tween Main Hall and South Hall, the entrance to the Chapel now 
used by the public. This will be a great addition to the front 
of the buildings, and will be one more step in the direction of im- 
provements which bring pleasure to both pupils and to those who 
reside in the community. 

— We thankfully acknowledge the receipt of two interesting 
monographs of Prof. George Atkinson, of Cornell University, N. 
Y. The one is The Life History of Hypocrea alutacea, the other 
the genera Balansia and Doihichloe. Dr. Atkinson is a notable 
authority on Mushrooms, &c. , and has written quite extensively on 
the subject. 

— The last week in February, Nell Rhea sent us a box of the 
loveliest Galax leaves we have ever seen. They looked like dark- 
red, polished and varnished mahogany. We found a few lines 
stating ' ' while out for a tramp to-day I gathered you some of our 
Galax or Colt's Foot." They were so beautiful we sent a number 
of them to our Cornell friends, who were so pleased with what we 
had sent them earlier in the season. 

— We were very sorry to see in a recent paper a notice of the 
death of Mr. James D. Bateman, of Edenton, N. C. He was the 
husband of one of our esteemed Alumnae, Addie Leary, of years 

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ago. He died on Feb. 13th, 1906, of bronchial trouble, and leaves 
a wife, three daughters and two sons, besides a large circle of rela- 
tives and friends, and was 52 years of age. Our affectionate sym- 
pathies are with Addie in her sore bereavement. 

— Among the Christmas presents which came to us from 
former pupils we received a most unique and interesting little album 
entitled, " Thumb-o-graphs. " Besides the blank spaces ruled off 
to receive these peculiar "graphs," there was a little box with a 
cushion of blue printer's ink, on which to press the thumb before 
stamping its impress in the little book. It is said that this ingenious 
way of getting prints of thumbs has been found an unfailing means 
of identifying criminals. We, of course, use them only as a matter 
of scientific interest. 

—The committee of Seniors having in charge the interests of 
the Class Annual have been very busy during the past weeks and 
have about completed the preparatory arrangements. A represen- 
tative of the firm of Boatwright Brothers Company spent a day 
with the committee and settled all questions connected with the 
printing and binding. The photographer has been busy with cam- 
era and "dark room," securing and developing the negatives. 
The Annual promises to be a creditable piece of work, and will 
have the most careful attention on the part of the committee. 

— Our travelling friends have remembered us generously with 
handsomely illustrated post-cards from different sections. Some of 
them are very beautiful. Mattie Belle Bullard has sent us one from 
Hance's Trail in the Grand Canon of Arizona ; another from Pike's 
Peak and the Garden of the Gods, Colorado ; another from Punch 
Bowl Spring, Yellowstone National Park, and still another, from a 
Japanese Tea Garden from the entrance of the Golden Gate Park, 
San Francisco, all of which were greatly appreciated. Then Nancy 
Merriman sent us greetings from Asheville, Biltmore ; Berta Rob- 
ertson, a very fine picture of Mill Mountain, Roanoke, Va. ; Mar- 
gery Wilson sent a lovely scene of Stratford-on-Avon, the beau- 
tiful river, with Shakespeare's burial place, the Church of the Holy 
Trinity. A card from Mexico came to tell us that another highly 
esteemed Alumna, Mrs. Hamner (Minnie Hancock), of Asheboro, 
N. C. , was travelling in the South-west with a party of editors and 
journalists ; she herself is doing fine work along that line, and we 
are proud of her. 

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— The Vesper Services have been of more than usual interest 
during the past month. The special programmes which are intro- 
duced into the midst of the service are always arranged by the 
pupils. On the occasion which came under the supervision of the 
Seniors the solo was sung by Miss Laurie Jones, an appropriate 
selection was read by Miss Mickey, and Dr. Clewell delivered the 
address. Feb. 18 the special programme was arranged by the 
members of Vogler Hall Room Company. Mr. Colbert, of the 
Y. M. C. A., spoke, Miss Nell Jurney sang a solo, and a quartette 
was very effectively rendered by Mrs. Elma Pfohl, Mrs. Rufus A. 
Spaugh, Miss Lucy Brown and Miss Lucille Robfnson. Feb. 25 
the Sixth Room prepared the programme. Mrs. H. E. Fries 
beautifully rendered the solo and Bishop Rondthaler delivered the 
address. Mar. 4 the Juniors took charge, Dr. H. A. Brown spoke, 
a company of twelve Juniors sang ' ' Ave Maria, ' ' and Miss Helen 
Brown rendered with great acceptance a violin solo, "Angels 
Bright and Fair." A number of friends from town are usually 
present at these services. 


Collins — Kellett.— On Saturday, March 3d, 1906, in New York city, 
Dr. Robert Walter Collins to Miss Erma Kellett. 

Ross— Little. — On Feb. 10, 1906, Mr. Oscar Ross to Miss Sadie 
Little, of Ansonville, N. C. 


Vest. — On Feb. 20, 1906, Miss Lucie Vest, sister of Misses Carrie and 
Sallie Vest. 



Sliaffner's Drug Store. 

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NUNNALLY'S always fresh. 


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Vol. 29. Winston-Salem, N. C, Apri 1, 1906. No. 255 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
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Last month we printed the Commencement Programme as far 
as it was completed. Below we give the programme in full : 
Saturday Evening, May 19, 1906, Seniors' Evening in 

the College Chapel. 
Sunday Morning, May 20, 1906, Baccalaureate Sermon, 

by Rev. W. R. Laird, D. D., of Danville, Va. 
Monday Morning, May 21, the Exercises of the Senior 

Class, on the College Campus, Tree Planting and 

Presentation of the Class Memorial. 
Monday Afternoon, May 21, Alumnae Society Meeting 

in College Chapel. Programme to be announced 

Monday Night, May 21, Grand Concert by the Piano. 

Vocal and Elocution Departments in the College 

Tuesday Morning, May 22, Commencement Exercises 

in Moravian Home Church. Literary Address by 

Hon. Robert N. Page, Member of Congress from 

North Carolina. Presentation of Diplomas by Rt. 

Rev. Edward Rondthaler, D. D. 

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— Reduced railroad rates have been requested from the sev- 
eral railroads in North Carolina and will no doubt be granted as 
usual in the past. In order to be sure that these reduced rates can 
be secured it will be well for you to inquire of your local agent three 
or four days before leaving home, and if he has had no instructions, 
please request him to wire headquarters and get the power neces- 
ary to sell the reduced round-trip tickets to Winston- Salem. 

— Elsewhere will be found a brief announcement of the C. H. 
Fogle Memorial Gift, presented by Mrs. C. H. Fogle, Mr. Fred. 
Fogle, Mr. H. A. Ffohl and Col. F. H. Fries. This gift is not 
only a beautiful and lasting memorial to a devoted Christian man, 
but is one of the most far-reaching events in connection with the 
College which we have been able to record thus far. Both this 
editorial announcement and also the statement in regard to the gift 
itself must be brief in this issue, but in our next we will make more 
extended mention as the generous and tender gift most richly de- 
serves. We feel sure that all the friends of the College will rejoice 
with us in this generous expression of friendship in connection with 
one of the best friends the College ever had, and Mr. C. H. Fogle 
w r as certainly such a friend of our College and its work. 

— The successful rendering of " The Creation V was one of the 
most marked musical events which has ever taken place in our 
College. The event took place just as the Academy was about to 
be printed, hence we can give only a brief account in this number. 
In the next month's issue we will comment on the same, give the 
names of performers, and thus preserve for history the account of 
this the third rendition of this immortal Oratorio. 

— We have been requested to notify parents and guardians of 
the pupils that it will be a great convenience to the school authori- 
ties if money for the purchase of tickets home be sent to the ofhce 
a week or more before the close. If this is done tickets will be 
purchased, baggage checked through to destination, and thus the 
parents will be saved a very great amount of trouble at the time of. 

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leaving- Winston-Salem. In fact, we may add that by special ar- 
rangement with the railroad authorities, tickets and checks can be 
secured through to each and every destination provided time is 
given us, but this is not possible in case the matter is left till the 
hour of leaving. 

— The variety of subjects demanding our space has completely 
crowded out all local matter, although there are a large number ofr 
very interesting occasions upon our note book, such as the Re-plant- 
ing of the Class Tree of 1905, the Planting of the Class Ivy, and 
many other most interesting events. We propose to issue an en- 
larged edition of The Academy in the May-June number, and all 
these local events in the school-life will be duly mentioned. 


During the last days of April there appeared in the daily papers- 
of our community an article describing a gift of $12,000 for the pur- 
pose of erecting a grand organ in the Alumnae Memorial Hall on the 
condition that the hall would be finished at once, or at least as rap- 
idly as is consistent with good construction. This gift was offered; 
by Mrs. C. H. Fogle, Mr. Fred. A. Fogle, Mr. Herbert A. Pfohl 
and Col. F. H. Fries in memory of Mr. C. H. Fogle, who was a 
life-long friend of our College. 

It is too late for us to print in this number of The Academy' 
an extended article in regard to this most important and generous- 
gift, but as it is so far-reaching in its effects we will publish in full 
an account of what this generous gift implies, and what effect it will 
have on the development of the Music Department of the College 
also what it means to the Church and community as well as to 
the College. The results will be certainly far-reaching, and one 
friend remarked that this generous bequest would place the Music- 
Department, which even now has more than three hundred pupils, 
at least fifty years ahead in its march of progress. 

We regret that space is not at our disposal to publish the arti- 
cle in full in this issue, but we believe that it is right and proper to 

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say that no single event of greater importance has taken place in 
our school history during the present generation although there 
have been many efforts put forth during the past few years which 
have had in view the building up of a future great university, and 
these events which have begun in a small way will grow to full 
maturity during the century which is before us. One hundred years 
ago the College was founded, and the wisdom of our fathers was in 
the founding. The foundation was strong and firm, and the College 
has reached its present goodly proportions. A number of efforts 
are now being put forth which have in view the extension of the 
work of the future into something that is very much larger and 
broader than in the past, but which will stand firmly on the foun- 
dation laid by our fathers, and we feel confident that the century 
upon which we are now entering will see these plans developed and 
fully matured. 


The last week in April witnessed one of the most successful 
efforts given in our town for many years, and we believe it will be 
safe to say that it was as finely finished and successful an occasion 
as was ever given in our community. It was Hadyn's oratorio, 
" The Creation." 

Last fall Professors Shirley and Storer invited the musicians of 
Winston-Salem to join the vocal pupils of our College in preparing 
to render the above-named musical composition. A very large 
number of gentlemen and ladies responded, the Salem Orchestra 
united in the effort and the result was that on the night of the pro- 
duction of " The Creation'" there were assembled at least one hun- 
dred and fifty musicians on the platform. In addition to our own 
home talent Mrs. Grace Bonner Williams, a noted New England 
soprano, took part, and Messrs. George Woodroffe, Charles J. 
Brockmann and son, Mr. Lahser, and a number of other friends 
were present and assisted. Mr. E. H. Storer and Rev. J. K. Pfohl 
took the tenor and bass solos, Miss Ivy Nicewonger was the organ- 
ist, Miss Amy Van Vleck the pianist, and Miss Dora Haury the alto 
in the quartette. 

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It is our intention in the next issue of The Academy to give 
a more extended resume of this splendid effort, and we will give in 
full the names of all who took part, in order that they may go down 
in history as a matter of interesting record. This is at least the 
third time that " The Creation " has been rendered in our commu- 
nity, — the first time seventy-five years ago, the second time thirty 
years ago. 

The general admission was $1.00, and the hall was crowded on 
each occasion. There has never been a musical effort which re- 
ceived such unstinted praise and gave such general satisfaction as 
did this one. The gross receipts were between five and six hundred 
dollars, two-thirds of which will be clear. This money will be 
turned over to the "Mrs. Stonewall Jackson Memorial Fund," and 
will be at once applied to the construction of Memorial Hall. Prof. 
Shirley as Director, and all who were connected with this effort as 
soloists, instrumental performers and members of the chorus cer- 
tainly deserve the thanks of the community for thus showing what 
Winston-Salem is able to do in the matter of a finished performance 
of the highest grade of music, rendered with a power and finished 
expression not often found outside of the great cities. We can 
make the statement without fear of having it challenged that this 
rendering of Haydn's " Creation" was fully up to first-class profes- 
sional work in its strength and merit. 

Coming as this does in connection with the gift of the Fogle 
Memorial Grand Organ and the assured speedy completion of Alum- 
nae Hall, which will be one of the finest music conservatories in the 
country, we feel safe in saying that Winston-Sah-m will easily con- 
tinue to hold the leadership as a music center in the future as it has 
always held it in the past. 

To the Class of 1903. 

The members of the Class of 1908 are requested to meet in 
Winston-Salem, N. C. , May 19-22, in a Reunion. Address either 
Miss Carrie Ogburn, Winston-Salem, N. C. , or Miss Pauline Ses- 
soms, Waycross, Ga. 


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The members of the Class of 1906 have collected quite a hand- 
some sum of money with which they have erected a large iron gate 
at the chapel entrance between Main Hall and South Hall. The 
accompanying cut will give an idea of the handsome appearance of 
the eate. 

Large gilt figures, '06, are worked into the iron in the design, 
the iron being what is called " flat-black." Immediately below the 
gate, in a large cement sill, appear in heavy brass figures, 

1 9 O 6. 

From the gate to the beginning of the steps granolithic blocks 
have been placed, and on either side the remainder of the pavement 
has been laid in gray brick, which harmonizes in color with the 
granolithic work. Over the gate is suspended a row of electric 
lights, and this handsome memorial of the Class of 1906 is greatly 
admired by all. 

This work of the present year's graduating class is an index of 
the manner in which all their undertakings have been carried out. 
What they have decided upon has been performed in an energetic 
and business-like way, the money promptly raised, and whatever 
obligations they have assumed during the year have been promptly 

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Salem's Musical Composers. 


Doubtless when I shall enumerate the various musical com- 
posers of Salem my statements will be received with a degree of 
surprise, for in this busy XX. century of ours but few have the time 
or the opportunity, and I might add truly, that but a very few have 
the inclination to resurrect the men and women of genius who have 
made and some of whom are still making this quiet place their 

Yet why need we be surpjised, for it seems only natural that 
out of a place that has added many useful pages to our history for 
nearly two centuries, who has given as a rich heritage to her State 
a gifted poet, eloquent men and godly women, there should arise 
some who were noted for their musical talent. Some one has said, 
"No star is ever set we once have seen." and while some of the 
musical stars of dear old Salem have arisen in another sphere yet 
the memory of their gifted personalities has not faded and the com- 
positions they have left behind have become a part of the present 

First, I would mention Mr. Joshua Boner, who was born in 
Salem in 1809, and married Miss Elizabeth Crist, whose relatives 
still live in this place. He composed several instrumental pieces, 
" Gen. Jackson's March" and V Gen. Polk's March" being among 
the number. He died in Raleigh, N. C. , in 1881. His remains 
were brought to Salem, and interred in the beautiful gravey?rd 

Rev. F. F. Hagen was born in Salem, N. C. , about 1810. 
He was of German descent, and was educated at Nazareth Hall, 
Penna. After teaching there for awhile he was pastor of the churches 
at Friedland. Friedberg and later Bethania, and afterward at York, 
Penn. He had a great love for music, and although he is now 
lame and totally blind, he has never lost his fondness for it. He 
was leader of the Church band while in Salem, and later organized 
the famous Salem Orchestra, he played the violin and composed 
chorals and anthems. In the Offices of Worship, No. 310, "Morn- 
ing Star," and the choral, "Bethany, O peaceful habitation," 

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found in the Moravian Hymn Book, were composed by him. Mr. 
Hagen is still living in Lititz, Pa. , with his son, who is also a min- 
ister of the Gospel. 

Mr. Comenius Chitty, born in Salem, N. C, and educated at 
Salem Boys' School, taught at Nazareth Hall, Pa., and also at 
Chaska, Minn. Afterward he went West and taught music, and 
tuned pianos, becoming an expert. In 1871 he returned to Beth- 
lehem, Pa., and taught in the Moravian Parochial School until 1881. 
He was a member of the Church choir, the trombone choir, the 
Church orchestra, and was also connected with the Philharmonic 
Society, and was deeply interested in all Moravian Church music. 
He composed three tunes in the Offices of Worship, Benjamin 595 
G, Graceham 281 K and Wachovia 70 B. He translated the hymns 
Nos. 676, 240, 429, 50, 535 and 889 in the Moravian Hymn Book. 
He died very suddenly in 1902 at Bethlehem, Pa., and is buried in 
the Maravian graveyard in Salem. He had three brothers and one 
sister — Miss Lizzie Chitty — who is still living in Salem. He was 
not only gifted as a musician, but he had the rare gift of that sim- 
plicity of character that made him singularly free from conceit. It 
was that inner poise of soul beneath any and all momentary surface 
disturbances which gave the wonderful, sweetness and power to the 
choral he has left us. He was never married, and we think the 
Professor, as he was commonly called in Salem, must have been a 
peculiarly gifted man. 

Prof. Massah Warner was born in Salem in 1836. He was 
considered a prodigy at that time as he played the piano when he 
was only six years old. He served an apprenticeship with a printer, 
Mr. John C. Blum, for seven years, but the work was always dis- 
tasteful to him, as his heart was given up to the idea of being a 
musician. He left Salem at the end of seven years, and studied 
music under the best teachers in Philadelphia, Gottschalk being 
among the number. He then spent three years in Europe, after- 
ward .returning to Philadelphia and locating there. He married 
Miss Cellie Reinke, of Bethlehem, Pa. The summer before his 
death he made a visit to his old home in Salem, and greatly en- 
joyed being with his relatives and old friends. He died very sud- 
denly while standing at the door of the home of one of his pupils, of 
heart failure. He composed some beautiful hymns, those in the 

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Offices of Worship being Nos. 606 C, 606 D, "Lift up your Heads" 
23 C. He was a whole-souled, jovial, affectionate man, continually 
helping the poor and doing good in some way. 

Prof. E. W. Lineback received his early musical education in 
the Salem Boys' School. His teacher was very efficient, and yet 
on one occasion, when the lad was officiating at the organ in church 
service, and, as was the custom in those days, improvised a short 
interlude between each line of a hymn, and a longer one between 
each verse, he modulated into different keys, and then came back 
again to his original key, the teacher confessed that he himself could 
not have done it. Later, he studied for a time in Boston. His 
ability as a teacher of instrumental music was recognized in the 
various institutions in which he taught, — in South Carolina, Hills- 
boro, N. C. , and for a long term of years in Salem Academy and 
College. It was during his term of service in this College, occupy- 
ing at the same time the position of organist in the Salem Moravian 
Church, that his love of art and his interest in the musical develop- 
ment of Salem found free scope for the exercise of his talents in 
composition, instrumentation of music, and the training of young 
persons, outside of his regular duties. Prior to this time, as a 
young man, he had organized and drilled the Salem Brass Band, 
which became noted throughout this section of the State. For it 
he had written and arranged a great deal of music, as also later 
for the 26th Regimental Band during the Civil War. Of his sacred 
compositions, his favorite line of work, "Holy, holy, Lord, Lord 
God," which he considered his best, has unfortunately been lost. 
" Hosannah," " How shall I meet my Savior," " Christ, the Lord 
most glorious," " Angels from the realms of glory" are confessedly 
of great merit. He wrote numbers of other songs for Sunday 
School Concerts and other occasions. His instrumentation of 
church choir music was voluminous and effective. His greatest 
strength lay in his wonderful talent for improvisation on the organ, 
in which he excelled to a marked degree. Seated at this, the 
grandest of all instruments, he was in his true element, and perhaps 
the most beautiful musical ideas his brain ever evolved were ex- 
pressed in this manner, and, unfortunately, could not be caught 
and recorded. He was energetic and indefatigable in working for 
the good of the Church and his native place in a musical sense, and 
the impress of his efforts is still recognized. 

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Miss Amy Van Vleck, one of the very efficient teachers at the 
Salem Academy at the present time, was born in Lancaster, Penna. , 
coming to Salem when a small child. She was always a dear 
lover of music, and had her first composition published at the 
age of 15 years. She was educated at Salem Academy, and after 
her graduation continued her musical studies under Prof. Warner. 
She is the accompanist for the Academy Chorus, and teacher of 
mandolin and guitar. She has composed songs, a lullaby, chorals, 
wedding marches, and nocturnes. Five of her compositions have 
already been published. 

Mrs. Lizette Meinung, sister of Miss Van Vleck, was borne at 
Newport, R. I., and was for many years a teacher of piano in the 
Academy. Mrs. Meinung has composed both waltzes and nocturnes 
and has also had five of her compositions published. 

An Address by Bishop Rondtbaler at a Vesper Service. 

I was sorry not to be able to accede to the request of the 4th. 
Room to address the Vesper Service on the occasion which had 
been committed to them. To-day, however, I can be present, and 
am glad, in behalf of the Fifth Room, to be able to speak with you 
in your beautiful service. There is no part of my Sunday audience 
which I esteem more highly than the scholars and teachers of the 
Academy room companies and I am glad to oblige them whenever 
and in whatever way I can. 

Last week I was in St. Michael's church in Charleston, S\ C. 
one of the most famous of all the churches in our country. In the 
chancel window there is a beautiful painting on glass of St. Michael 
gaining the victory over the dragon, a copy of the famous painting: 
by. Raphael, in Italy. The courteous rector,. Dr. Kershaw, called 
my attention to another very beautiful window at the end of the 
north aisle. Some one saw the original in a far-off church in Nor- 
way, and was so struck with it as to have it reproduced on glass for 
St. Michael's. It represents the angel seated upon the stone at the 
entrance to the sepulchre, telling the women as they approach that 
their Master is risen, and has a peculiar and very tender effect. 

About in the center of the church there is an old pew, which 

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lias been left unchanged, because it is the pew in which President 
■George Washington sat on his visit to Charleston. Many other 
celebrities have on this account taken their seat in it. LaFayette 
sat there on his visit to America, and the daughter of Queen Vic- 
toria. On one occasion the sexton noted a stranger of distinguished 
mien taking his seat in this famous pew. It was afterward learned 
that it was no less a personage than the beloved General Robert E. 
Lee. The venerable pew has, therefore, held very famous occu- 

As I was passing through the vestibule I made a sudden and 
unexpected step down, and the rector smilingly said that I had 
stepped down just the distance the tower sunk in the great earth- 
quake. It was a space of eight inches down which the great tower 
had come, which commands such a wonderful view of the city and 
its encircling rivers and the vast and beautiful harbor, with Fort 
Sumter and Sullivan's Island, all of them so famous in the history 
of our country. 

St. Michael's has undergone stranger experiences during the 
last century than almost any other church in the world. During 
the Revolutionary War it was struck by the cannon balls of the in- 
vading British fleet. During the Civil War it was four times hit by 
the blockading squadron of the United States government. In the 
year 1885 it was sorely damaged by a terrible cyclone, and in the 
year 1886 it was well-nigh destroyed by the great earthquake which 
devastated Charleston at that memorable time. 

But what in St. Michael's Church has interested me more than 
emblazoned windows and historical pews has been the inscription 
placed upon the vestibule wall in memory of a young soldier. I 
was so deeply touched- by it on the occasion of a previous visit 
that I was looking for it again, and the rector said : " Here it is, on 
the vestibule wall. ' ' The tablet was erected by a pair of affection- 
ate parents in memory of their son, a lad of only nineteen years, 
who was mortally wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, Va. , and 
what is so touching is the inscribed record of his dying words : "I 
would give my life again, if I could, for my country." That, dear 
girls, is the spirit of a true life, that is the earnestness with which we 
ought to live, in our homes, in the school, in the State and in the 
Church. If there is anything worth doing at all it is worth doing 

4312 The Academy. 

well. Nothing is really well done unless it is done in the spirit of this 
dying young soldier. When we serve Christ let it be with the same 
full measure of our heart's devotion, and even if it be but a little 
duty which we have to perform let us feel as earnestly and devotedly 
about it as the Confederate soldier did when he said : "I would 
give my life again, if I could, for my country." 


All communications for this Department should be addressed to The Academy, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. Teachers, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when the letters relate to matters of interest to our 

— We are indebted to Miss L. C. Shaffner for the following 
paper for our Correspondence page : 

Extracts from letters to Miss M. E. Vogler from Mrs. Anna E. 
Oglesby, (Anna Eliza Barr) a pupil in the Academy during the 
Civil War. 

" Dec. 1905. — When I opened my Bible last night to read a 
verse before retiring, I saw the Post Card you sent me of the Cedar 
Avenue, and the thought came to me that you would like to hear 
from me even if my letter was a sad one. 

' ' My only daughter, who was married some years ago, as I 
wrote you, was taken with severe bronchial trouble last February, 
which developed into consumption. We brought her to El Paso, 
Tex., expecting her soon to grow better, but she has not improved 
as we had hoped, and I suppose we will be here all winter. 

" I like the country, and would enjoy the novelty of my sur- 
roundings under other circumstances. Everything is very Mexican. 
We go across the Rio Grande on the street cars into old Mexico, 
where we find the typical Mexican life. There we see the adobe 
houses, the old Catholic church said to be 300 years old, where the 
worshippers kneel on the bare floor ; then the market places with 
their dirt, flies, green herbs and Mexican dishes. I only wish I 
could speak Spanish so I could understand all I hear. 

' ' I hope you will write to me and tell me • all about yourself 
and all you can of the dear old school. How long ago it seems 
since I was a girl and so happy while in the Academy ! Do you 

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remember the time when the Yankees came to Salem ? I was sick, 
but yon let me come down to the room and I sat with my head in 
your lap. We were so frightened, for we did not know that dear 
Mr. de Schweinitz had gone with the Moyor to meet the army a^nd 
ask protection for us. 

' ' Good night. Pray for me to be ready for all the dear Lord 
is preparing for me, and to submit to his will." 

In March she writes again : 

' ' You will see we are still in El Paso. It will soon be eight 
months since we came. My daughter is not doing well, and we will 
go home about the 14th oi this month. She will De so glad to see 
the dear ones at home, and while I think she might live longer and 
more comfortably here, she will be happier to spend her last days 
among friends and relatives. 

"I like El Paso, with its great bare mountain peaks; they 
seem to give me strength and courage to endure and trust and to be 
satisfied with God's dealings. 

" February was an ideal month, but March came in like a 
roaring lion. We had first a little snow, and then a regular sand 
storm, which lasted all day. We could not see for the dust, and it 
sifted into the best built houses. High winds are always prevalent 
here, but during March the wind blows almost constantly. Tourists 
and visitors begin to leave this part of the country about the first of 
March to avoid the high winds. There were about 250,000 tourists 
in El Paso during the year 1905, some going into Mexico, some on 
to California, while many stopped here for the winter. It is consid- 
ered the best climate in the West for tubercular trouble, but of course 
does not benefit all who come. This has been the worst winter 
they have had here for years, more snow, more cold and dampness. 

' ' I hope you have been well since I heard from you. Write 
to me soon, and send your next letter to Hope, Ark. With much 
love. Anna E. Oglesby. 

4314 The Academy. 


The acknowledgments this month are interesting- because they 
contain generous gifts from a number of friends. The Mrs. Nellie 
Cramer Brooks memorial gift of $50.00 brings before us the loving- 
face and gentle ways of a most esteemed Alumna who has already- 
passed beyond the river. 

The acknowledgment of $400.00 in connection with the Mrs. 
Stonewall Jackson Scholarship, the result of the oratorio, "The 
Creation," is certainly most gratifying to Prof. Shirley, the director, 
to all who so generously assisted in the work and to' the community 
at large. 

We also note the interest which has been taken' by the room- 
companies, several being acknowledged in this issue and many 
others having appeared during the past year. 

The past twelve months have been months of active work in 
the school and in the community in behalf of Memorial Hall and 
the grand and glorious prospective completion of this work, so far 
as building and organ are concerned, is a fitting conclusion to a 
busy and successful year. Whatever obligations must be assumed 
in connection with securing the necessary funds to finish the work 
will in like manner happily and steadily be met by these same 
friends. The following is a list of acknowledgments for the month :: 

Miss Louise Wiles $ 3. 00 

Miss Edith Sawyer 5;00 

A Friend, for Rev. R. de Schweinitz col. . . 1.00 

Entertainment, ( Art students ) 4.00 

Fourth Room sale (additional) IOjOO 

Misses Kate and Frank Hanes 5.00* 

Miss Margaret Hanes, Class '01 5.00- 

In memory of Mrs. Nellie Cramer Brown, by 

her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Cramer, 

per Madame Evans von Klenner 50.00 

Mrs. C. B. Pfohl, Rev. R. de Schweinitz col., 5.00 

Miss Lizzie Burgess, St. Cecilia Window. . . 1.00 
Proceeds of the Oratorio. " The Creation," 

Prof. Shirley, Director, through the Mrs. 

Stonewall Jackson Memorial Fund 400.00 

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For Rev. R. de Schweinitz column : 

Mrs. Ada Fogle Mickey 5.00 

Master Charles Fogle 5.00 

Miss Mary Fogle 5.00 

Proceeds of Sale by Vogler Hall 42.76 

Mr. B..N. Duke 50.00 

Mr. R. L. Paiterson . 100.00 

Interest .......' 2.51 

Total to date, $17,999.46. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treas 


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Vol. 29. Winston-Salem, N. C, May-June, 1906. No. 256 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to Thp Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

IS tutorial. 

— The 105th Annual Session of Salem Academy and College 
will begin September 5th (Wednesday), at 10 o'clock a. m., in the 
Moravian Church. Patrons, alumnae and all friends are invited to 
be present at these exercises. The entrance examinations will take 
place during the two preceding days. New pupils will do well if 
they enter as soon after September 1st as possible. Pupils desiring 
place reserved in any particular building or room company will please 
notify the office as early in the summer as possible. 

— The school-year just closed has been an unusually strong one 
in very many respects. This is apparent in many ways. The at- 
tendance has been large (more than four hundred), half of this num- 
ber coming from a distance. The year has been strong because of 
the many friends who are taking an active interest in the College. 
Any one who studies the economy of school-life will recognize the 
fact that the success of a school depends upon the number, the 
strength and the activity of its friends. The sprfit of generosity is 
abroad. The gifts, absolute and conditional, are notable, and these 
:generous acts will, no doubt, be followed by others, until the great 

4318 The Academy 

and growing needs of the growing college will be supplied. The 
strength of the year has been marked, and the friends rejoice to note 
that Salem has an increasingly bright future before it. The conser- 
vative manner in which the school clings to the good things which 
have come down to it during the past history of Moravian educa- 
tional life is a source of confidence to the friends. All these things 
lead us to feel that the year has been a good one, and that still 
brighter and better things are before us. 

— A very' interesting portfolio of views of buildings, grounds 
and classes has been prepared, in a neat case, and this collection 
of pictures, together with a copy of the new catalogue, will be sent 
to any address. We will be pleased to receive names of those who 
would be interested in the new catalogue if pupils and friends will 
kindly send them to us. 

— Miss Maud G. Stewart will fill the chair of Natural Science 
during the next school-year. Miss Stewart is a person of wide ex- 
perience, and comes to us with the highest recommendations. Miss 
Stewart graduated first from Carleton College, and then taught for 
fifteen years. She then entered Columbia University, New York, 
and has spent three years in study in that great institution. She 
is working for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, and will receive 
the same after a very little more work has been done. Miss Stewart 
has the unqualified endorsement of the Columbia authorities, in fact 
she is the first choice of the committee to whom we applied. She 
is a western lady, modest and dignified in her manner, and we feel 
sure she will carry the Natural Science department forward in the 
good work which has been done during the past years. 

— Miss Eliza F. Erwin has been nominated by the authorities 
of the famous Curry School of Expression to take charge of our 
Elocution Deparunent during the next school-year, and has been 
elected to this position. Miss Erwin was born in Kentucky, and is 
a member of one of the old and well known families in her section 
of the State. She graduated in Danville, Ky. , and, later, entered 

The Academy. 4319^ 

the Curry School, Boston. After a three years-'" course she grad- 
uated, and, in addition to the work in Elocution, she also took the 
course in Physical Culture, and has had Normal \vo[k during the 
time that she was pursuing her studies. Miss Erwin will still further 
prepare herself for her work by a Summer course, In addition to. 
the fine record for high intellectual work we are pleased to be able 
to say to our patrons that Miss Erwin is very successful in platform, 
work, a feature which is worth much to her pupils, since in this way 
she can, by her own efforts, impress the instruction both by precept 
and by example. We feel sure that all of those who are interested; 
in this department will extend a hearty welcome to this new friend 
who comes to us so highly recommended for her intellectual ability, 
her worth of character and her success in platform work. 

— The many friends of Miss Margie Smith, of Winston, will be- 
pleased to learn that she has accepted a position in the School. Miss. 
Smith has taught in other parts of our State, and also in the excel- 
lent Winston Graded Schools. In all of these fields she has made 
a fine record, and has been very successful. Miss Margie has always^ 
been closely drawn to her former school home in interest and sym- 
pathy, and this step of connecting herself with the faculty is a natu- 
ral one. Her work has been particularly successful in connection 
with younger pupils, she having specialized in this department, and" 
her efforts will therefore be devoted to the younger classes, that 
most important part of a school's work. 

— The publication of the Senior Class Annual was a brilliant 
success in every way. The editor-in-chief was Miss Lillian Miller, 
and her efforts were faithfully supported by her assistants in the 
work. The title of the work is " Semfem," and it is a publication 
of about 130 pages. The binding is substantia], the paper and press, 
work is good, the illustrations numerous, and, in fact, it is a first- 
class piece of work in every respect. Not the smallest part of the- 
success was the brilliant manner in which the finances were man- 
aged. The ladies in charge of this year's annual are to be congrat- 

4320 The Academy. 

— The busy sound of workmen's hammer and saw can be heard 
from day to day in Memorial Hall. The events of the last weeks 
have made the completion of the task a certainty during the next 
school-year, and hence everything has assumed new life. Within 
the next weeks the pianos will be moved into the upper portion ol 
the hall, and when the pupils return in September the entire music 
school will have taken possession of its new home. This will, doubt- 
less, instill new life into this already prosperous and flourishing de- 

— The offer of Mr. Carnegie to give $25,000 towards the En- 
dowment Fund of our College provided the other part of the §100,- 
000 is secured places an object before the friends of the school. 
There are now $20,000 of that amount in hand, but still half of the 
entire fund must be provided. Will not the active friends of the 
.school come to the assistance of the college at this time when every- 
thing is gaining new life and strength, and when every effort will 
bear fruit. We commend this cause to the thoughtful and prayer- 
ful interest of our patrons. 

— Elsewhere we give some points in regard to the oratorio 
recently rendered in the College chapel. The effort was one of the 
•strongest musical works given in our midst for years. This same 
•oratorio was given at least twice before in Salem, and great interest 
was aroused in the history of the past, but little information could 
be obtained, at least of the effort of three-quarters of a century ago. 
For this reason we will give the list of the names of those who took 
part, together with a few of the points which should be specially 
preserved as a matter of record. 

— Salem Academy and College has always taken an agressive 
position in the matter of its faculty. Not that we follow the plan 
soriietimes adopted to secure one "star" member of the teaching 
force and depend on the name and fame of this one to carry us 
through. We have used the best home talent, and have supported 
■and clung to them. We have gone abroad, in the special schools, 
as well as in the regular class-room work, and have sought out able 

The Academy. 4321 

and efficient teachers and have employed them. Thus, the results- 
have appeared in many ways. This year another element of strength 
has been added to the preparation of our teachers. On Commence- 
ment morning two teachers were awarded scholarships to Teachers' 
College, Columbia University, New York city, for one year. Misses 
Brewer and Winkler are the fortunate recipients of these scholar- 
ships, and they are to be congratulated on the same. Miss Brewer 
will specialize in Domestic Science, and Miss Winkler in Latin, and 
both will study the advanced methods in teaching younger pupils, 
since our desire is to give more than usual attention to the prepara- 
tory department. After having given a year to this excellent work 
of study and observation the ladies will return to our school bring- 
ing with them all that they have gained. We may add that the 
committee made one positive condition in awarding these scholar- 
ships, viz : that the ladies must have shown their- ability to do good 
and satisfactory room duty work. Thus it will be seen that the un- 
swerving principle of the school is to cling to all that is good in the 
old and to incorporate all that is good in the new. 

— The gift of the Fogle Memorial Organ which was noticed in. 
our last number continues to carry with it many beneficent results, 
even thus early in its history. The completion of the hall as a cer- 
tainty has inspired the Music Department to more ambitious plans, 
for the future. The ladies of the Alumnae Association have felt that 
the success of their plans is now assured. The general endow- 
ment work will go forward with more zeal, and the spirit of giving- 
for all good causes will receive an impetus. The far-reaching results 
of this gift will appear more and more as the months go by, and all 
this in addition to the pleasure which will arise from honoring the- 
name of a good and noble man. 

— The ladies who were with us as members of the faculty dur- 
ing the year just closed, but who will not be with us during next 
year, are Misses Clark, Garrison, R.oueche and Nannie Bessent. 
Our best wishes accompany these esteemed friends in whatever- 
fields of usefulness their plans carry them. 

4322 The Academy. 

— Profs. Shirley and Storer sailed for Europe soon after the 
■close of school, and while their tour will be in part one of pleasure 
they also have in view certain studies and work which will add to 
t he musical strength in this new and important musical year. 

— An explanation of The Academy subscription motion, made 
in the Alumnae meeting during Commencement week will be found 
under the head " Acknowledgments.'* 


At the close of the present school-year we feel that every one 
who studies the situation closely will recognize that the two best 
words which will best describe the situation are these, ' ' increasing 
strength," It may be that it takes a little more time to accomplish 
certain lines of work, and gain certain results. That is not an ob- 
jection. We have noticed that a sudden and very unexpected gift 
will often do a work a certain amount of harm. The work will not 
be fully prepared for the gift, and from that time forth the gift will 
be expected to do the work. This can never be done by a gift. 
A gift must supplement work already in progress if the best results 
•are to be attained. A passing glance will show how nicely the year's 
history is developing in general results. 

The ladies and other friends decided to build a Memorial Hall. 
In faith the work was begun. It has reached a creditable point. 
As a hall the work is worth much to the school, but the friendship 
of the ladies and other donors is worth more. The hall, having 
reached a certain point, it has made it possible to receive the Fogle 
Memorial Organ. This encourages the friends who have already 
been working, stimulates the entire Music Department, and brings 
■new energy to the large company of friends, but also cultivates the 
thought of giving, and in the future this thought will bear fruit. All 
this indicates growing strength. 

Again, the Endowment Committee had succeeded in raising a 
■sum sufficient to encourage them to begin work in improving the 
•opportunities of .the teachers in stu ly of work and methods. This 

The Academy. 4323 

committee, with the sanction of the Trustees, will send two success- 
ful teachers to Columbia, one of the most active educational centres 
on the face of the earth. Thus we find this committee encouraging 
and stimulating the entire faculty by their practical interest. Then 
comes the conditional offer of Mr. Carnegie, and where could this 
sum of money be invested so as to gain more practical and far-reach- 
ing results than in the hands of this committee. 

Side by side with this work the Trustees are studying methods 
by which the former pupils can be enlisted, and with success. The 
methods which gained such grand results in the past are adhered to. 
The friends feel that their daughters are safe in Salem. They feel 
that they will have the highest type of character developed. They 
feel that they will have the best instruction given them, and as a 
result the school is full of pupils carefully gathered from the very 
best class of patronage. 

We therefore feel that an analysis of the year just closed will 
give as a result the fact that there is increasing strength, an increas- 
ing list of active friends, an increasing spirit of giving, which will 
continue until the friends feel that the actual needs of the ever-wid- 
ening work have been supplied, an increasing number of pupils from 
community and abroad, all of which can be summed up in the two 
words which head this article, ' ' increasing strength. ' ' 


Each Commencement, as it comes and goes, has a ' ' personal- 
ity ' ' of its own. We may well compare this characteristic, which 
we have ventured to call a personality, to the difference in the faces 
of our several friends. The friends are all persons, having many 
characteristics in common, but each one of these friends has a per- 
sonality which places him separate and apart from all other friends, 
and there is not the least possibility of mistaking the one for the 
other. So, too, we may say of Commencements. They come and 
they go, and one who has but slight interest in the occasions may 
feel that in'many particulars they are alike. This is true in so far 
as the season of the year, the length ©f the occasion, and similar 
matters are concerned. But here the similarity ends. No one 

4324 The Academy. 

Commencement is at all like any that have gone before, and it is 
probable that none which follow will resemble it. What then is the 
word which will characterize the Commencement of 1906. It is the 
one word, "happy." The Commencement this year was in every 
respect a happy one. The exercises passed off in a satisfactory man- 
ner. There was no mishap to mar the occasion. No one seemed 
to be dissatisfied or unhappy. The attendance from town and out- 
side was large, yet comfortable places were provided for all, and yet 
the company was so great that it was quite evident that the large 
hall, which will be completed before next year, will be most welcome. 
The graduating class was happy, they had worked well, their plans 
and efforts had all worked out successfully, they were tender and 
sympathetic at the thought of the approaching separation, and yet 
they were so bright and happy at the thought of the completed 
course of study. Hence, if we looked the dictionary over it is prob- 
able that no word better than " happy" could be found to describe 
the occasion. Of course, the weather was in keeping with every- 
thing else, it was not too cold nor yet too hot. It was just right, 
— clear bright, warm May weather throughout. 

An account of Commencement should include the history of the 
several weeks before the close, for much which in earlier years was 
placed in Commencement Week is now placed at times a month or 
more before the close. These occasions we will not place in this 
article, but will note them under the heading, " News of the Month." 

seniors' evening. 

The correspondents for the press were very kind in their ex- 
pressions in their reports to the papers, and we will take the liberty 
of allowing them to tell the story of Commencement, at least in 
those features which belonged to the general public. Speaking of 
the Seniors' Evening the correspondent of the Journal said : 

"The One Hundred and Fourth Annual Commencement of 
Salem Academy and College began last night, May 19th. It was 
Seniors' Evening, and the members of the class had entire charge 
of the exercises which were given with Miss Lehman as director. 

"The usual large crowd of the most cultured people of Win- 
ton-Salem was in attendance, and every available seat taken in the 

The Academy. 4333 

College, even now numbering more than three hundred pupils. The 
erection of this structure has been most carefully and substantially 
supervised, and will add an imposing as well as useful building to 
our community. 

Third, the idea of placing this Memorial in this building in 
memory of a good and loving husband, father and friend is a beau- 
tiful one. Not only will it perpetuate the memory of Mr. C. H. 
Fogle through the coming generations but the gift itself will be a 
stimulus to the rising generation in that it will call attention to the 
good useful life of the man who loved his community, his church, 
his fellow men and his God. 

It can truly be said that this gift in its results will be far reaching, 
and in its beneficient influences will aid not only the music of the 
town but will make itself felt in many ways for the good of the com- 
munity at large. Feeling this is to be the case we have with pleas- 
ure communicated to the readers of this paper the facts given above. 

J. H. Clewell, Principal. 

Again we quote from the Sentinel : 


" Long before the hour for the concert to begin last night stand- 
ing room was almost impossible to obtain. Every available seat 
was taken, and gentlemen and ladies were glad to get even standing 
room, remaining all through the programme, an eloquent testimony 
to the delightful feast which they knew was in store for them. 

"As the crowds of people continued coming and could not be 
admitted, the brilliantly-lighted lawn, which had been attractively 
arranged for serving refreshments, formed a good substitute, the 
music sounding very sweet as it floated on the air. The need of the 
large auditorium, which will be ready by next Commencement, was 
emphasized by the difficulty in handling the crowd. 

"The concert opened with that grand selection from Haydn's 
Creation, "Awake the Harp." This was sung by the Creation 
chorus, accompanied by the Salem Orchestra. Three of these soul- 
thrilling, beautiful choruses were sung, those who had the pleasure 
of being present at the Creation finding a repetition exceedingly 

4334 The Academy. 

' ' Miss Mary Wilson Stone, who is one of the talented gradu- 
ates in music this year, rendered most exquisitely a piano solo, 
" Concert Etude in D flat," by Liszt. Another of Liszt's beautiful 
compositions, "Concerto in E flat," was most delightfully played 
by the gifted trio, Miss Louise Bahnson, Miss Lucile Robinson and 
Miss May Barber. 

" Like the merry brook, dancing through the green meadow, 
was Liszt's Second Rhapsodie, as performed by Miss Lucille Robin- 
son, whose delightful music has charmed so many. 

"Miss Mary McMurray, in her original cutting from "The 
Japanese Nightingale, ' ' was charming ; the dual characters which 
she took being most delightlfully carried out. 

"The climax in the readings was Miss Garrison's rendering of 
the Balcony Scene from ' ' Romeo and Juliet. ' ' She completely 
■captured her audience, and added new eharm to Shakespeare's love 
scene. In reply to repeated thundering applause she gave two 
humorous selections, "He was there and so was I," and "The 
Small Boy and the Bear Story. ' ' 

' ' Very much did the fine flute playing of Mr. Conrad Lahser 
and the violin solos of Mr. Robert Roy, of Berlin, Germany, add 
to the pleasures of the evening. 

" Where all was so good it is hard to individualize. The con- 
cert was a grand success, and demonstrated fully to the public the 
exceptional facilities we have in Winston-Salem in this department." 

The programme is as follows : 

Chorus and Orchestra. " Awake the Harp," Haydn's " Creation." 

Pianos and Organ. Overture to ' ' Semiramide " Rossini. 

Pianists — Misses Ruth Crist, Blossom Traxler, Lizzie Fetter, 
Mamie Pfaff, Lillian Miller, Mary Cromer, Eleanor Fries, 
Grace Siewers. 

Miss Roueche at the Organ. 

Reading. Scene from ' ' The Sign of the Cross " Barrett 

Miss Marybell Thomas. 

Aria. " I have lost my Eurydice," from Gluck's " Orpheus." 
Miss Dora Haury. 

Piano Solo. Concert Etude in D flat Liszt 

Miss Mary Wilson Stone. 

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Reading. Original cutting from " The Japanese Nightingale" 

Miss Mary McMurray. Watanna 

Violin Solo. Concert in E Minor. Op. 64 Mendelssohn 

Mr. Robert Roy. 

Chorus and Orchestra, " Achieved is the Glorious Work," 

from Haydn's "Creation." 

Pianos and Organ. Overture to " Rosamunde," Op. 26.. Sclncbert 
Pianists — Misses Laurie Jones, Lucy Thorp, Estelle Shipley, 
Eva Hassell, Mary Hassell, Mary Adams, May Follin, 
Lillian Johnson. 

Miss Dora Haury at the Organ. 

Song. Memories Dennee 

Miss Alline McLain. 

Reading. The Ruggles' get ready for the X' mas Dinner. . Wiggin 
Miss Willie Middleton. 

Piano Solo. Concerto in E flat Liszt 

Miss Louise Bahnson. 

Orchestral parts on Second Piano — Miss Lucille Robinson. 

Organ — Miss May Barber. 

Aria. "Jerusalem, Thou that Stonest the Prophets," from 

Mendelssohn's " St. Paul." 
Miss Nell Jurney. 

Reading. Balcony Scene from " Romeo and Juliet," ..Shakespeare 

Miss Garrison. 

Flute Solo. Serenade de Concert. Op. 333 Guill. Popp 

Mr. Conrad Lahser. 

Piano Solo. Second Rhapsody Liszt 

Miss Lucille Robinson. 

Recitative and Chorus. " In Splendor Bright" and 

"The Heavens are Telling," from Haydn's "Creation." 

Tenor Recitative — Mr. Eugene H. Storer. 
Trio. — Mrs. Elma Pfohl, Soprano. 
Mr. Storer, Tenor. 
Mr. L. B. Brickenstein, Bass. 

The selections from the oratorio, " The Creation," are sung by 
the Creation Chorus, accompanied by the Salem Orchestra. 

4336 The Academy. 

Again we quote from the Sentinel : 


' ' The Moravian church in Salem never looked prettier or more 
inviting than on Tuesday morning, The large rostrum had been 
beautifully decorated with poppies, pond lillies and a profusion of 
American Beauty roses. 

" The marshals, who had served so faithfully during the whole 
time, were Misses Dorothy Doe, Rosa Powell, Lucy Brown, Louise 
Daniels, Helen Haynes and Edith Willingham. 

"To the strains of the ' Triumphal March,' played by Prof. H. 
A. Shirley, a large number of distinguished men, Dr. Clewell and 
the noted speaker of the day, Hon. Robert N. Page, of North Caro- 
lina, heading the line, came down the left aisle. The diplomas were 
carried by two little girls, Mary Randall and Stuart Hayden. Mrs. 
J. H. Clewell preceded one division of the Seniors up the right aisle, 
Miss Lehman the other division up the left aisle, and thus entered 
the thirty -four graduates in white cap and gown, lovingly linked 
together by the prettily woven daisy chain, which later in the morn- 
ing lay with links broken at their feet. 

"The ladies' chorus, 'Ave Maria,' was impressively sung by 
the class. 

" Rev. Edward Crosland read the 103d Psalm, which was fol- 
lowed by a most earnest prayer by Dr. H. F. Chreitzberg. 

' ' Dr. Clewell then introduced Judge Peebles, and spoke of the 
compliment paid Mr. Page by the court adjourning so that all could 
hear him. In a most felicitous speech Judge Peebles introduced the 
speaker, saying he was one of seven distinguished sons in one fam- 
ily, and the only member of Congress from North Carolina who was 
not a lawyer. 

"Mr. Page graciously acknowledged the compliment, saying 
that the very greatest compliment that had ever been paid was his 
selection as speaker on this occasion. He spoke modestly of his 
failure to pay pretty tributes to womenhood, not from lack of appre- 
ciation, but ability, saying there never was a time when he was not 
in love with some woman, and touchingly referred to three whose 
influence had been greatest — mother, wife and daughter. 

" Mr. Page, in his address, departed from the usual line in not 

The Academy. 4337 

speaking on strictly educational lines. He took up the causes that 
have contributed to our national supremacy. As a nation we have 
been too busy to review the past or look into the future. With only 
three generations to mark our national life we have accomplished 
more in a century and a quarter than was done in the thousand 
years preceding it. All this has been brought about by Democracy. 
He cited those countries that had tried to throw off the tyranny of 
kings, and had only a limited Democracy, many finding the oppres- 
sion of priests worse than that of kings. In this country was the 
first successful effort made to have complete democracy. Here no 
kingly favors exist, progrsss and development are in the reach of 
all, ambition need not be crushed, equality of opportunity is within 
reach of all. Industry and ambition receive remuneration. Now 
schools and colleges are within the reach of all. Indeed, in all fields, 
American enterprise asserts itself, our improvements permeate the 
whole civilized world, our trade undisputed, — results obtained under 
no other government. 

Who is the American citizen ? His traits are as distinct as 
those of other nations. But there are other influences that contri- 
bute to his success — his home training. Not in powerful navies, 
grand structures or colossal fortunes, but in the homes of the people 
rests the safety of the ark of the covenant. 

What constitutes a State ? Our successes brought with them 
great dangers and responsibilities. These responsibilities rest with 
the educated class and the moneyed element. Between these stand 
70 millions of people — the masses. We, while proclaiming Democ- 
racy, have fostered this money element. He spoke feelingly of the 
millions who have no real home, not alone those who live in poverty 
but many who live in palatial hotels, whose work and profession 
carries them away from home. Self-respect is our greatest blessing, 
enormous wealth a menace to Democracy. We must reconsecrate 
ourselves, institutions and homes, and consider the rights of others. 
This is the great lesson of the hour. 

"Mr. Page's address was one of the finest ever delivered at 
this institution. It had the right ring all through, and was clear 
and full of thought. 

" Mr. H. E. Fries spoke of the need of an Endowment Fund, 
which was started with $100 in 1992. Noted North Carolinians 

4338 The Academy 

have interested Mr. Andrew Carnegie in this movement, so that he 
has promised to give the last $25,000 of the $100,000 which they 
propose to raise." 

Dr. Clewell then stated at the suggestion of the Endowment 
Committee, Col. F. H. Fries, Chairman, the Board of Trustees had 
awarded two Scholarships of $500 each, to Misses Claude Winkler 
and Carrie Brewer, these Scholarships paying the expenses of one 
year's work and study at the Teacher's College, Columbia Univer- 
sity, New York City. At the end of the year Misses Brewer and 
Winkler will return to Salem Academy and College and resume 
their duties ?s members of the Faculty. 

Bishop Rondthaler presented the Diplomas in the most touch- 
ing manner to the 34 full Graduates, to three who graduated in the 
Musical Department, four in Elocution, five in Domestic Science, 
five in Book-keeping, one in the Art Department. 

Adademic Graduates who Receive the Degree of A. 
M. — Mary Louise Bahnson, N. C. ; Ethel Mildred Brietz, N. C. ; 
Laura May Brower, N. C. ; Mary Lois Brown, N, C. ; Anna Manno 
Chreitzberg, N. C. ; Lucy Dunkley, Va. ; Louise Fain, Ga. ; Rosa 
Eleanor Fries, N. C. ; Eleanor Green, N. C. ; Laura Hughes Hair- 
ston, N. C. ; Claudia Tryphena Hanes, N; C. ; Kathryn Haynes, 
Tenn. ; Helen Celeste Henkel, N. C. ; Margaret Lola Hopkins, N r 
C. ; Laurie Rogers Jones, Ga. ; Rebecca Joy Kime, N. C. ; Cleo 
Helen King, N. C. ; Carolyn Levy, Texas ; Fannie Myers Little, N. 
C. ; Annie Adams Mickey, N. C. ; Lillian Almira Miller, N. C. ; 
Blanche Blake Nicholson, N. C. ; Vivian Brent Owens, N. C. ; Jose- 
phine H. Parris, N. C. ; Delia May Pierce, N. C. ; Martha Poindexter,. 
N. C. ; Ruth Eleanor Siewers, N. C. ; Bessie Eulala Speas, N. C. ; 
Hilda Louise Spruill, N. C. ; Jennie Cleveland Stafford, N. C. ; Blos- 
som Traxler, N. C. ; Virgipia Longley Vawter, Va. ; Etta Henry 
Wilson, Florida. 

Instrumental Music. — Mary Louise Bahnson, Lucille Rob- 
inson, Mary Wilson Stone. 

Elocution. — Mary Adams, Pearl Elizabeth Hege, Annie 
Adams Mickey, Mary Amelia McMurray. 

Domestic Science. — Pattie Mary Baugham, Emma Adelaide 
Gudger, Eleanor Fay Jurney, Bessie Eulala Speas, Ruth Baynard 

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Book-keeping. — Nannie Powell Bessent, Winnie Abercrombie 
Colson, Rosa Eleanor Fries, Luna Emma Reich, Pearl Ellenetta 

Phonography and Typewriting. — Cassandra Janel Vaughn.. 

China and Glass Painting. — Jerusha Lucile Sherrod. 

Certificates. — Instrumental Music — Mary Adams. Phonog- 
raphy and Typewritiiig — Laura Hughes Hairston. Plain Sewing — 
Helen Celeste Henkel. 

One of the most impressive scenes was the transferring of the 
Cap and Gown which was done beautifully by Miss Anna Chrietz- 
berg, Vice President of the Class of 1906, and Miss Nicholson, the 
President. It was accepted and donned by Miss Heitman, Presi- 
dent of the Juniors, who will be the Seniors of 1907. 

After the doxology and benediction the Priest's March from 
" Athalia" was played by Mr. W. J. Peterson. 

"The Creation." 


The Oratario, "The Creation," was given on April 25th and 
26th, in the Academy Chapel, as we announced in our April num- 
ber of The Academy. We had hoped in this number to give an 
extended criticism of the effort, which was an event of marked sig- 
nificance in our community, but the closing number of The Acad- 
emy year has so many calls upon its space that we must limit our 
effort to that which will be called for specially as art historic reference. 

A few Of the marked points are. as follows : The effort showed. 
an amemnt of musical strength in school and community combined, 
which was a revelation to many. The importance of this cannot be 
overestimated. The school is a center without which great musical 
efforts could not easily be attempted in a community. On the other 
hand there is a financial side to all extensive musical efforts which 
the community only can assume. 

The chorus work was drilled and trained to a point of excellence 
which is worthy of the highest praise. 

The Orchestral work, including the Silver Cornet Band addi- 
tions showed a smoothness and power which betokened professional 
work rather than the work of those, who played for the love of 
music and without financial return. 

4340 The Academy. 

The Soloists sang as masters of. the art, and altogether this 
third (or perhaps more) time The Creation was given in our com- 
munity was a great and brilliant success, and promises well for the 
music of the future in our town. 

The names of those who took part are as follows : 

Miss Grace Bonner Williams, Soprano. Mr. Eugene H. Storer, 
Tenor. Rev. J. Kenneth Pfohl, Bass. Mr. H. A. Shirley, Director. 
Miss Ivy Nicewonger, Organist. Miss Amy Van Vleck, Pianist. 
Miss Dora Haury, of the Chorus, sang the Alto part of the Quartet. 
Salem Orchestra, assisted by Messrs. Geo. Woodroffe and Chas. J. 
Brockmann, Violins, Mr. Conrad Lahser, Flute. Academy Chorns. 

Joseph Haydn was born in Rohrau, 1732, and died in Vienna, 
in 1809. 

Haydn was inspired to write ' ' The Creation ' ' after hearing 
Handel's "Messiah." The text was compiled by Lydley, from 
Milton's " Paradise Lost. " The story of "The Creation" is told 
by three angels, Gabriel, Uriel and Raphael. The close of each day 
is celebrated by choruses of the heavenly hosts. Part First and 
Second describe the creation of every living creature, the climax of 
Part Second being the creation of man. Part Third gives a glimpse 
of Paradise with Adam and Eve before the Fall. ' ' The Creation ' ' 
was first given in April, 1798. The first presentation in Salem was 
on July 4th, 1829. 

The characters represented were Gabriel, Soprano ; Uriel, 
Tenor ; Raphael, Bass. 

Members of the Chorus. — Sopranos — Mesdames E. A. 
Ebert, H. E. Fries, Jas. Green, A. H. Holland, J. K. Pfohl, S. A. 
Pfohl, F. W. Stockton, B. B. Vogler ; Misses Mary Adams, Grace 
Abernethy, Alice Aycock, Louise Bahnson, Menefee Blease, Ruth 
Brinkley, Lucy Brown, Opal Brown, Helen Buck, Bessie Crist, 
Louise Crist, Ruth Crist. Myrtle Deane, LeMay Dewey, Dorothy 
Doe, Eleanor Fries, Mamie Fulp, Louie Grunert, Emma Gudger, 
Eva Hassell, Mary Hassell, Helen Haynes, Mary Heitman, Celeste 
Henkel, Sallie Jones, Nell Jurney, Mamie Kapp, Joy Kime, Hazel 
Laugenouf, Bertha Leinbach, Cornelia Leinbach, Mary McMurray, 
Alline McLain, Mary Medearis, Ellen Norfleet, Anna Ormsby, 
Elizabeth Ormsby, Ethel Parker, Alice Rose, Rusha Sherrod, 
Callie Shore, Grace Siewers, Ruth Siewers, Kathleen Smith, Daisy 

The Academy. 4325 

hall in which the exercises were given. The thirty-four members 
of the Senior Class, robed in their highly prized white Oxford caps 
and gowns, occupied positions on* the stage, and presented a scene 
of rare loveliness. 

"The programme consisted of a variety of features, each of 
which was given without the least fault. The young ladies, in read- 
ing their essays, history and poems, did so with clear and melodious 
voices that could very distinctly be heard by even the persons far- 
thest away in the large concourse of attentive listeners. Each num- 
ber on the programme was of the highest degree of excellence, show- 
ing that those who presented them had given much thought and 
attention to their respective parts, and realizing this the audience 
bestowed liberal applause. 

"The splendid recital of Miss Annie Mickey seemed to please 
them above every thing else, and round after round of acclamation 
was extended to her." 

The program in full is as follows : Salem Song. — Senior Class. 
Ivy Essay, — Miss Lillian Miller, N. C. Schubert, Military March, 
Op. 51. — Pianists : Misses Sarah Gaither, Mary Heitman, Eloise 
Brown, Zilphia Messer, Mittie Perryman, Minnie L. Dunlap, Fan 
Little, Bessie Speas. Class Poem, — Miss Margaret Hopkins, N. C. 
Song, Thou Art to Me, Chadwick — Miss Laurie Jones, Ga. Banner 
ner Essay — Miss Ruth Sievvers, N. C. Trenkler, Jubel- Polonaise, 
Op. 108 — Pianists : Misses Kate Haynes, Nell Jurney, Cary Loud, 
Cleve Stafford, Mary Young, Celeste Henkel, Effie Wharton, Mary 
Lentz ; Miss Nicewonger at the Organ. Class History, — Miss Laura 
Hairston, Va. '06 Class Song — Senior Class. Reading — Miss An- 
nie Mickey, N. C. Milde, Galop de Concert, Op. 10 — Pianists : 
Misses Minnie McNair, Gertrude Tesh, Vivian Owens, Lois Brown, 
Ella Lambeth, Josephine Parris, Etta Wilson, Blanche Nicholson ; 
Mr. Shirley at the Organ. Transfer of Class Colors and Flower to 
Freshmen — Miss Joy Kime, N. C. , Miss Bertha Wohlford, N. C. 
New Hail Columbia, Chadwick — Senior Class. Senior Choruses 
directed by Mr. Eugene H. Storer ; Accompanists — Miss Louise 
Bahnson and Miss Amy Van Vleck. 

The transfer of the Class Colors to the incoming Freshman 
Class was a new feature, one belonging to this class, and was very 
gracefully and beautifully done. 

4326 The Academy 


The Sentinel gave a very excellent account of the exercises 
connected with the Sunday morning service, and we quote from the 
same : ... 

"Yesterday was Commencement Sunday at the Salem Acade- 
my and College, and nature did her best to make the day a delight- 
ful and happy one for the members of the Senior Class of that well 
known institution. The day was ideal — one of those delightful May 
days, neither too hot nor too cold, when soft breezes blow and the 
air is laden with the fragrance of blossoms and flowers, and all the 
world is bright and pulsing with life. 

" The old Home Church, which, for more than a century, has. 
been the scene of Commencement occasions, never looked more 
beautiful. In front of the pulpit a large platform had been placed, 
extending from each wall to the front row of seats, on each side of 
which were seated the thirty-four members of the Senior Class, in 
cap and gown, with their honored teacher, Miss Emma Lehman. 

" In front of the reading desk, which stood in the center, near 
the rear of the platform, was a huge bank of water lillies, soft and 
beautiful in their tender white and gold, and blending perfectly with 
the simple white of the building. These beautiful lillies were a gift 
from Dr. Bahnson, whose daughter is a member of the graduating 

"The service began promptly at eleven o'clock, and was of a. 
deep spiritual character. It was presided over by Bishop Rond- 
thaler, with whom were seated Dr. Laird, Dr. Clewell, and Revs. 
Pfohl and Wenhold. 

"After the praying of the Litany and the reading of the Les- 
sons of the day, the church choir of thirty voices, with full orchestra 
and organ accompaniment, rendered in fine form the beautiful cho- 
rus, ' As the hart pants,' from Mendelssohn's 42d Psalm. 

"Bishop Rond^haler then introduced the Rev. W. R. Laird, 
D. D. , pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Danville, Va. , whom 
he said they had been anxious to have with tht-m for a number of 
years but had until this year been unable to secure. There were 
many reasons, said the Bishop, why they had wanted to have Dr. 
Laird preach the sermon to the graduating class, but the principal 
one was that they knew he would bring an earnest, spiritual mes- 
sage. In this no one was disappointed. 

The Academy. 4827 

" Dr. Laird chose as the subject of his discourse, ' The Woman 
That Excelleth,' taking his text from Proverbs 31:29: 'Many- 
daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.' The 
sermon was an eminently fitting one, clear, convincing, practical. 
The speaker's manner was very earnest and impressive, and the 
ideal of womanhood that he held up before his young lady hearers 
was lofty and inspiring. 

" In substance, the speaker said, that the woman that excelleth 
was not the one who possessed great riches, or who gave herself 
over to the pursuit of pleasure and the vanities of life ; not one who 
sat as queen, ruling her little world of society, but she who was in- 
dustrious and provident and whose heart went out in sympathy to 
others. Above all else, he declared, she was one in whose heart 
and life there was the fear of God. Christianity, said the speaker, 
is the glory and crown of womanhood. In closing, he plead with 
them, as an ambassador of Christ, that they would open their hearts 
to Jesus, surrender their lives to him, and enter upon his service. 

"This closing appeal- for the Christ-life was earnest and force- 
ful, and no one who heard it could doubt that it was heartfelt, and 
gained the greater force because it came from the soul of one who 
himself knew the value and happiness of such a life. 

"The sermon ended, Prof. Eugene Storer, vocal professor at 
the college, sang a beautiful solo, with good voice and expression, 
and Bishop Rondthaler offered a fervent prayer for God's blessing 
on the members of the class, who were worshipping together for the 
last time, and who would soon go out to meet the duties of life." 


The Class Exercises were held on the College campus Monday 
morning, and we quote from the account furnished the Scntifiel by- 
its reporter : 

"This morning, at 11 o'clock, one of the prettiest and most 
impressive of the Commencement Exercises of Salem Academy and 
College took place. From the Senior class room marched the 34 
Seniors in black cap and gown, with Miss Lehman, their faithful pre- 
ceptress. In front was the banner of the class, colors purple and 
white, while the marshals, robed in white and with sashes of purple 
and white, mingled in the procession, and made the bright bit of 
color among the classical robes. 

4328 The Academy. 

"Scattered all about the campus, occupying every available 
:seat, were the crowds of people who had gathered to witness the 

"The Seniors of '06 rendered well their Class Song, accom- 
panied by the Moravian trombone band. 

' ' In clear, sweet, distinct tones Miss Louise Bahnson read her 
essay, stating the origin and necessity for tree planting, comparing 
the custom of long ago with that of the present on the subject of 
"forestry. Miss Carrie Levy, of Texas, followed, citing instances of 
noted historic trees, and in touching tones referred to the one to be 
planted this morning, and how in the years to come its sheltering 
-shade would invite them lovingly to rest. 

' ' Dr. Clewell followed in a few very happy remarks, stating 
that the characteristic that had struck him most in the present class 
was patriotism. 

' ' Then Miss Lehman and the bevy of attractive girls gathered 
•about the place where the tree was to be planted, each one assisting 
in placing about it the soil which was to make it strong and vigorous. 

"After the song, 'Where, Oh, Where,' the Seniors all gath- 
ered about the tree and gave the class yell : 

" Are we all right? Yes, you bet ! 
Can any one touch us ? 
Not just yet. 

Boom Rah ! Boom Rah ! 
Boom Rah, Rix, 
Naught Six, Naught Six. 

' ' The Senior class, followed by the vast throng of people, then 
marched to the front of Main Hall, where, in front of the beautiful 
Memorial Gate, the remainder of the exercises took place. Here 
Misses Eleanor Fries and Josephine Parris, of Hillsboro, in most 
appropriate and beautiful language, presented this elegant memo- 
rial. The gate, which is between Main and South Halls, is of beau- 
tiful wrought iron, in which are large figures of brass, '06, above 
which, in very large figures, the '06 is surrounded by many colored 
•electric lights. On the marble pavement in front are the figures 
1906 in brass, which will be kept bright as the loving footsteps of 
former pupils and friends will pass over them. 

The Academy. 


' ' In his happiest style Bishop Rondthaler as chairman of the- 
Board of Trustees accepted the gift. 

' ' Gaudeamus was then sung by the class. 

' ' Assembling in front of their lovely memorial the class closed 
the morning's exercises with their class yell, which was given with- 
all the zest and abandon of youth. ' ' 

The programme of the morning's exercises in full is as follows :: 

Class will form at Senior Class Room and march to College- 
Campus. Song — Seniors of '06. Essay — Miss Louise Bahnson, 
N. C. Essay— Miss Carrie Levy, Texas. Address — Rev. John H. 
Clewell, Ph. D. Song : Integer Vitae. Tree Planting. Song : 
Where, Oh Where ! Class Yell. Class will march to front of the- 
Main Hall. Song : Salem. Presentation of Memorial Gate. Essay 
— Miss Eleanor Fries, N. C. Essay — Miss Josephine Parris, N. C. 
Response — Rt. Rev. Edward Rondthaler, D. D. Song : Gaude- 
amus. Class Music. The instrumental music for this occasion will 
be furnished by the Moravian Trombone Choir. — Mr. B. J. Pfohl, 

The handsome Memorial Cate, which was presented by the- 
Class of '06, cost about $160, together with some changes which 
were made when the gate was placed in position. It is a well chosen, 
and handsome piece of workmanship, and has called forth the ad- 
miration of many friends. 

•4330 The Academy. 

almnuae day. 
Again we reproduce from the Sentinel : 

"Yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock there were gathered in the 
Academy chapel several hundred of the Alumnae and friends of this 
time-honored institution, this beirig one of the most important feat- 
ures of Commenement to former graduates. On the rostrum were 
seated Miss Adelaide Fries, the president, the other officers of the 
Association, and the Class of 1903, whose reunion was yesterday. 
Very loyal did the latter prove, for from far and near had come 
twenty-five of its members, coming back to their Alma Mater to re- 
kindle their fires of love and devotion, and show how proud they 
were to be her daughters. Miss Fries was at her best on this occa- 
sion, presiding with ease and grace ; in the neatest of addresses she 
presented the work that they were doing, taking the Pilot Mountain 
■as her symbol, comparing with this the ease of ascent at the begin- 
ning of the association's work, the difficulties that arose later, till all 
were dispelled, and the summit of this pinnacle instead of being 
insurmountable would, through the generosity of the friends, make 
Memorial Hall not only easy of completion but a reality of the near 

"Mrs. Bettie Vogler's report as secretary showed that the or- 
ganization had done fine work. 

' ' Miss L. C. Shaffner, the efficient treasurer, then read her re- 
port. As figures speak more eloquently than anything else the 
financial report is herewith given : 

"Total receipts to May 12, 1906,818,640.32; total disburse- 
ments to May 12, 1906, $17,995.7? ; balance on hand, §650.55. 
Estimate of amount needed to finish interior of hall, 89000.00 ; ex- 
terior, $5000. 00. 

" Besides these the Juniors of '05 then presented two doors for 
Memorial Hall, which are the east and west auditorium doors, while 
the west foyer door was given by the Fourth Room Company. 
Gifts were also announced for the Class of 1903, Class of 1904, Jun- 
iors of 1906, and Fourth Room Company, 1906. Indeed, the spirit 
of giving was contagious, one of the prettiest and most graceful was 
the gift by Mr. H. E. Fries of twenty-five dollars to the Hall fund 
an honor of Miss Amy Van Vleck, as a testimony of appreciation of 

The Academy 4331 

the beautiful wedding march composed by her for Mr. and Mrs. H. 
E. Fries' silver wedding. It was played Monday among several 
other lovely selections by Miss Van Vleck : this was repeatedly en- 

Bishop Rondthaler then arose, and in a few earnest and well 
chosen words presented the Fogle Memorial Organ in the name of 
the generous donors. A brief notice of this munificent gift was 
made in the April Academy, but in order that our readers may 
more fully appreciate all that the gift means to the College we insert 
at this point a letter written by Dr. Clewell at the time the gift was 
first announced, and which appeared in the papers at that time : 

Several years ago the Salem Academy and College completed 
the full century of its existence. Various plans were devised and 
suggested to commemorate the event, The plan which was finally 
adopted was to erect a large Auditorium in which the entire Music 
Department of the School could be gathered and which would, in 
addition to the Piano Department on the upper floor, also contain a 
spacious hall large enough to accommodate the audiences which are 
gathered together in connection with Concerts and Commencements, 
and also on occasions connected with community interests of a more 
general nature. 

It was furthermore determined to make the hall a Memorial 
Building, in which loving gifts could be placed, commemorating 
the names and good work of friends who are still living or who have 
already passed away from this world's scenes. 

The corner stone of this Memorial Building was laid in 1902, 
the time when the century of history was completed. Active build- 
ing operations were begun about a year or more ago, and since 
then the walls of the great structure have risen steadily, the roof has 
been placed on, and the practice and teaching rooms on the upper 
story are nearing completion. 

During the past few weeks a new turn has been given to the 
enterprise,, as will be shown by the following ' ' To the Trustees 
of Salem Academy and College : 

' ' In loving memory of Mr. C. H. Fogle, who was a consistent 
friend of Salem Academy and College throughout his life, we pro- 
pose to erect an organ in Alumnae Hall immediately upon the com- 
pletion of the hall, provided it is carried forward without any delays 

4332 The Academy. 

other than is necessary for good construction, and provided further 
that a Scholarship for organ instruction be established for the bene- 
fit ot members of the Moravian Church, and preferably of Salem 
congregation, of which he was a devoted member. 

Emma A. Fogle, 
F. A. Fogle. 
H. A. Pfohl, 
F. H. Fries." 

The above letter was presented at a meeting composed of the 
interested parties, and it was decided to accept the generous offer. 
Accordingly arrangements were devised by which the building oper- 
ations could be pushed forward as rapidly as possible, and the offer 
of the donation of the Organ was accepted. 

We feel that the interests involved are very far reaching in their 
relation to school and community, arid hence the following points 
have been carefully prepared and are submitted to the public, we 
feeling that the general public will share in the benefits equally 
with the school. 

First as to the gift itself. The above named friends have joined 
in donating $12,000 to be used in placing the Memorial Organ in 
the Auditorium of Memorial Hall. This sum will be used to pay 
for an Organ which will be selected with the greatest care. The 
object in view will be to select such an instrument as will fill the 
various needs which will call for the Hall in the future. The sum is 
sufficient to secure for Winston-Salem one of the best Organs in the 
entire South. The Hall being provided and the grand Organ in 
the Hall will enable our communities to arrange for any musical 
attractions, whether they are the Concerts given by the artists of 
world wide fame, or whether they are in the form of musical festivals. 

Second, the conditions laid down provide that the Hall must be 
at once finished. That is, there must be no delay beyond the 
builder's needs. This will give to our community a finished Music 
Conservatory second to none in the South in its appointments. 
With teaching and practice rooms on the upper floor, and with the 
great Auditorium capable of holding when crowed no doubt as 
many as two thousand people, both school and community will feel 
the- impetus which will be given to the Music Department of the 


The r CADEMY 4341 

Spaugh, Mabel Sp.iugh, Bessie Speas, Marguerite Tay, Elizabeth 
Tesh, Gertrude Tesh, Alta Transou, Blossom Traxler, Nellie Ware, 
Elizabeth Watkins, Julia Watkins, Julia Wilson. Altos— Mesdames 
George Boozer, Harvey Crist, W. J. Peterson. Mary Prather, Mary 
Price, R. A. Spaugh, Blanche Summer ; Misses Florence Barnard, 
Pattie Baugham, Mary Crovvell, Dora Haury, Lillian Miller, Saidie 
Robbins, Lucille Robinson, Bertie Tise. Tenors — Messrs. W. S. 
Bruce, Clarence Crist, Jasper Dean, James Green, Amos Huls, A. 
Lichtenthaler. R. Lichtenthaler, Frank Stockton. Basses — Messrs. 
L. B. Brickenstein, Harvey Crist, E. A. Ebert, J. A. Hopkins, C. 

Members of the Orchestra. — First Violins — Miss Helen 
Brown, Messrs. C. J. Brockmann, George Woodroffe. Second Vio- 
lins — Messrs. James Kapp, W. P. Ormsby. Viola — Mr. Bernard 
Wurreschke. 'Cello — Mr. E. Brockmann. Double Bass — Mr. B. 
J. Pfohl. Clarinet — W. J. Peferson. Piano — Miss Amy Van Vleck. 
Flutes — Messrs. C. Lasher, F. F. Bahnson, Walter Hege. French 
Horns — Messrs. Reginald Clewell.Wm. Miller. Cornets — Messrs. J. 
E. Peterson, Clyde Rights. Trombones — Messrs. Charles Vance, 
Herbert Vogler, H. F. Mickey. Tympani — Miss Lillian Johnson. 
Organ — Miss Ivy Nicewonger. 

&he Monti) in tty SdjooL 

— The Ginko tree recently planted by the Class of 1906 is grow- 
ing nicely. 

— While on a visit north, recently, Dr. Clewell stopped at Dan- 
ville and was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Jefferson while there. 

— Mrs. Storer, mother of Prof. Eugene Storer, spent some 
time in Winston-Salem this Spring. She made many friends here. 

— The girls who will spend either a part or all of the vacation 
in the school are Jennie and Helen Wilde, Ida and Hattie Richard, 
Ethel Pullen, Adele Davidson, Florence Baker, Florence Weigle, 
Dorothy Bopp, Pauline Frye, Ruth Kilbuck. Miss Claude Wink- 
ler will have charge of the company a part of the vacation, and Miss 
Margie Smith a part of the time. 

— The Euterpean Society installed a fine parlor grand piano 
into their handsome hall the middle of March. 

4342 The Academy. 

— A second Sorority Chapter was organized this Spring, Misses 
Henkle and Parish being the promoters. 

— The Class of 1905 decided to plant another tree in place of 
the oak planted a year ago. A number gathered March 30, and, 
with appropriate ceremonies, under the soft light of flaring torches 
planted the tree which since then seems to have flourished and 
promises not to disappoint their hopes. 

— Mary Crowell, after a season in a Norfolk hospital, returned 
to her school duties April 14. 

— Miss Carrie Jones was forced to give up her duties in the 
Latin Department early in April because of the severe illness of her 

— Mrs. Ethel Greider Schwartze made a pleasant visit to her 
sfster, Mrs. H. A. Pfohl. 

— Mrs. Maggie Milburn took the position of Stewardess May 2. 
Mrs. Carmichael, who held this position with us so acceptably for 
many years and made so many friends, is still with us at times, but 
is no longer in active service. 

— One of the pleasant features of the year was the kind inter- 
est which Superintendent Speas, of the County Schools, has taken 
in the Class in Pedagogy. The Class not only took a special course 
in the science of teaching, but under the direction of Supt. Speas, 
the Class of about nearly twenty pupils prepared themselves by a 
review of the special studies called for by the North Carolina State 
Examination and creditably passed the same. This was done with- 
out in any way interfering with the work in the regular College 
Course. Supt. Speas highly complimented the young ladies on the 
success of their efforts and the excellence of their work. 

— The Graduating Recitals during the weeks before Commence- 
ment were in every instance occasions of great interest. The first 
was a Recital by Misses Annie Mickey and Pearl Hege in Elocution 
and was in the parlors of the Principal's house, before a few invited 
guests. The seeond Recital by Misses Hege and Mickey was May 
4th, and was in the College Chapel. The Graduating Recital in 
Elocution by Misses Mary McMurray and Mary Adams was April 
20th. The Graduating Recital in Piano Playing was April 7th, 
and Miss Louise Bahnson gave her Graduating Recital in Piano 
Playing, May 3d, also on May 14th, Miss Mary Wilson Stone's 
Graduating Recital in Piano Playing. The programmes of a num- 
ber of these Recitals will be found in the Catalogue. 

— The young ladies who received their Diplomas in Domestic 
Science gave their Graduation Luncheon, March 2d. The Trustees 

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and^a few invited guests were present. The table decorations were 
beautiful and the service throughout was all that care and excellent 
taste could call for. The following was the Menu which was given 
on the attractive hand painted Menu cards : 


Strawberry Cocktail. 

Consomme, a la Royal. 
Bread Sticks. 

Macedoine Ice. 

Fish Chops. Potato Balls. 

Cucumbers. Hollandaire Sauce. 

Broiled Chicken. Creamed Corn. 

Plain Peas. Rice Croquettes. 

Sweetbread Patties. Rolls. 

Olives. Almonds. 

Tomato Salad. Crackers. Cheese. 

Pineapple and Bisque Baviaroise. 

Coffee. Cheese Straws. 

May 2, '06. 
The names of the Graduating Class; who prepared and so grace- 
fully entertained at the above Luncheon are Misses Pattie Mary 
Baugham, Emma Adelaide Gudger, Eleanor Jurney, Elizabeth 
Eulala Speas, Ruth Barnard Willingham. 

— Mrs. Clewell tendered the members of the Faculty a delight- 
ful reception on May 3 and also May 10. These occasions were 
unusually bright and attractive, even though they indicated the near 
close of the work of the year, and the separation of the congenial 
company of workers. 

— The Endowment Committee met at the office of the Wacho- 
via Loan and Trust Company in May, and accepted Col. F. H. 
Fries' temporary resignation as chairman. Mr. H. E. Fries was 
oppointed to the chairmanship during Col. Fries' stay in Europe. 
Dr. J. H. Clewell was elected Secretary and Treasurer. 

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— Miss Alice Aycock was appointed manager of the Annual 
for the Class of 1907. 

— The Seniors went to Old Town, May 9, on their annual 
picnic. The Juniors went to Friedberg. Both of these classes were 
the guests of Dr. and Mrs. Clewell on the occasions referred to, and 
the picnics were successful in every respect. 

— One of the very pleasant occasions of the year was the car 
ride to the Park, given to the Seniors and a few invited friends by 
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Fries, May 14. Refreshments were served, 
and the moving pictures were enjoyed, as was also the ride "over 
the line." 

— May 19 the Juniors received their promotion cards. It has 
always been an earnest topic of discussion whether they are the 
Seniors from that time forth or only after the transfer of the cap and 
gown the following Tuesday. 

— Dr. Rondthaler will spend the summer in Europe, whither 
official duties call him. 

— Dr. and Mrs. Clewell and family have moved into Main Hall, 
where they will spend the summer. This arrangement brings a 
home-like atmosphere to the vacation pupils. 

— The vacation girls picniced at Hall's Ferry, Yadkin River, 
June 7. They spent several hours very pleasantly at Miss Eva 
Wharton's home. 

— The Bacualaureate Sermon at Clemmons School was preached 
by Dr. Clewell. 

— Bishop Rondthaler preached at the N. C. Teachers' Assem- 
bly, and also delivered the Baccalaureate Sermons at Statesville and 
Guilford Collegre. 


The income for Memorial Hall shows an increase of 81200.00 
for the month, in cash, and more than $3000.00 for the year. 
Among the gifts for the month are three loving memorials : one 
from Rev. W. J. Holland for his father, the Rev. Francis R. Hol- 
land, and for Mrs. Denke. The second, Mrs. J. D. Laugenour for 
Miss Addie Vogler. The third in memory of Prof. E. W. Lineback 
for Mrs. E. W. and Misses Emma and Mary Lineback. The classes 
added to their previous gifts, and the Grand Concert and Alumnae 
Meeting added their quota to the gifts of individuals. The year's 

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work has been a good one, but a number of years of earnest work 
is still before the Association before the obligation* is cancelled. But 
with the hall finished for use the effort will be a far happier one than 
with an unfinished work and uncertainty as a distinct element in the 

The gifts in detail are as follows : 

Cash gathered at Alumnae Meeting $ 61.25 

St. Cecilia Fund : 

Mrs. H. E. Vogler $5.00 

Mrs. R. A. Spaugh .r. . 5.00 


Rev. Robert de Schweinitz column.: 

Mrs. A. B. Gorrell $2.00 

Mrs. M. E. Vogler 2.00 

A Friend 5.00 


Mr. H. E. Fries, acknowledging specially 

composed musical Silver Wedding- 
March by Miss Amy Van Vleck, and 

in her name 25.00 

Mrs. S. L. Patterson 1.00 

Mrs. Birdie Cox 1.00 

Mrs. J. F. Shaffner, Sr 5.00 

Class 1904 : 

Miss Frank Hanes $10.00 

Miss Grace Leslie 5.00 


Class 1903 : 

Miss Mary Bailey , $5.00 

" Metta Watson 5.00 

" Julia Stockton 5.00 

" Delphine Brown 5.00 

" Bessie Crist 3.00 

" Louise Harper 2.00 

" Annie Vest 2.00 

" Lelia Vest 2.00 

" Carrie Ogburn 5.00 

" Mrs. Lucy Reavis Meinung. . 3.00 


Bethania Branch 16.00 

Grand Concert 145.00 

Refreshments sold at Commencement, handed 

in by Mrs. Will and Miss Etta Shaffner 36.75 

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Academy subscriptions, as per motion of 
Mrs. W. T. Brown, at Alumnae 
Meeting : 

Mrs. W. T. Brown $1.00 

Mrs. Mary Price , 1.00 

Miss Bertha White 1.00 


Rev. W. J. Holland, in memory of Rev. F. R. 

Holland and Mrs. Denke 500.00 

Mrs. J. D. LaUghenour, in memory of Miss 

Addie Vogler . 100.00 

Mrs. W. J. Peterson 1.00 

Post Cards 17.81 

Mrs. Addie Holland 1.00 

Miss Cornelia Lineback 1.00 

Mrs. J. H. Clewell 5.00 

Fourth Room, added to former gift 2.75 

Mrs. J. J. Mock 1.00 

Mr. Sidney Shore, for Stauber Memorial. . . . 5.00 

Junior Class, 1906, additional 6.05 

Flower Show, 1905, additional 7.25 

Prof. E. W. Lineback Memorial, by Mrs. A. 
Lineback and Misses Emma and Mary 

Lineback 225.00 

Total to date, $19,237.32. 
The special motion of Mrs. W. T. Brown, and accepted by the 
managers of the official Alumnae journal, The Academy, is that 
when an Academy subscriber is not in arrears in subscription and 
pays one dollar for one year's subscription in advance the entire 
sum will be paid to the treasurer of the Alumnae Association. This 
motion covers the next three years, and members who wish to make 
this form of contribution to the hall will notfiy the managers of The 
Academy that they wish their subscription used in this way. All' 
other subscriptions will be applied to the expenses of the paper as 
in the past. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treas. 

— We are very greatly indebted to Mrs. Hallie Palmer Dobson,. 
of Greensboro, N. C. , for the donation of a set of beautifully illus- 
trated pamphlets, folio size, containing a series of pen and pencil' 
sketches of the lives of more than 200 prominent personages, both 
men and women in history. It is a superb collection, issued by 
Selmar Hess, Publisher, New York, and sold only by subscription. 
Fifteen of the parts have been issued and the complete work contains 
55 parts. It includes the lives of soldiers, sailors, statemen, sages., 
workmen, heroes, artists and authors. 

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Among the compilers and writers of the sketches we find names 
of Justin McCarthy, President Rosevelt, W. Clark Russell, J. T. 
Trowbridge, Charlotte May Yonge, recently deceased, Rider Hag- 
gard, Edward Everett Hale, Gen. Joseph Wheeler, A. R. Spofford,. 
Bishop Potter, Amelia E. Barr, Walter Besart, Ignatius Donelly, 
Will Carleton, and a list of other well known writers. The work is 
most valuable as a set of reference books for the College Library,, 
and will be a valued testimonial of the generous donor. 


Kirkman— Tipe — On April 10, 1906, in Salem, N. C Mr. George E. 
Kirkman to Miss Florence E. Tise 

Barham — Dewey.— On April 26th, 1906, in Goldsboro, N. C, Mr. J. 
Langhorne Barham to Miss Hannah Dewey 

Copeland — Cunningham — On April 14th. 1906, in Richmond, Va., 
Mr. Walter Scott Copeland to Miss Grace Cunningham. 

Wilson— Doak —On May i^t, 1906, in the Presbyterian church, Bryson, 
Tenn , Dr. Frank Wilson to Miss t- lora Doak. 

Dozier— Brooks — On May 9th. 18^6, in Nashville, N. C, Mr. Will 
Green Dozier to Miss Anne Brooks. 

Mann— Nicholson— On May 16. 1906, in Washington, N. C, Dr. Louis 
Henry Mann to Miss Elizabeth Nicholson tr~cL 

Bird— Moore — In Richmond. Va.. May 24, 1906. Rev. Andrew BA+r-d", 
of Maryland, to Miss Lizetie, daughter of Rev. Dr. Walter Moore. 

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Vol. 29. Winston-Salem, N. C. , September, 1906. No. 25T 

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— Time has continued in his steady flight, and we are again at 
the beginning of another school-year.- There have been many 
changes for individuals since the last number of The Academy was 
printed, but the College as an organization has gone steadily for- 
ward in its preparations for the new year, and is now ready, for the 
one hundred and fifth time, to welcome the young people who come 
to spend the year within our college walls. With a hearty greeting 
to all we take up the tasks before us. 

— The summer vacation has been a pleasant one for all con- 
nected with the College. Some travelled in our own or in for- 
eign lands. Some preferred to remain at home, and found their 
recreation in the midst of familiar scenes. But whether at home or 
abroad all seemed to enjoy the vacation rest, and all were happy to- 
take up the responsibilities once more. 

— A certain writer has said that the true history of a country is 
that of its men and women. It is an education to see and hear men 
and women who have won distinction, and who have made a success 

4350 The Academy. 

of what they have undertaken. The month of September brought 
to our towns two men who have in their respective spheres gained 
a national fame. The first was Mr. Shaw, Secretary of the Treas- 
ury. The other was Mr. Bryan, the "great commoner," as he is 
sometimes called. Our pupils had an opportunity of hearing both 
of these gentlemen. A further account of these occasions is given 
in the "Current Events" department. 


The death of Charles D. Mclver, LL.D. , President of the 
State Normal College, Greensboro, N. C. , was a great shock to 
our entire State. It occurred near Durham, on the Bryan special 
train, on Monday, Sept. 17. Apoplexy was the cause, and the end 
came suddenly and without a struggle. The body was taken to 
Greensboro, where it lay in state in the main building of the State 
Normal College. The interment took place in Green Hill Ceme- 
tery, on Wednesday morning. Formal expressions of sympathy 
were sent from our College to the bereaved widow, and Dr. and 
Mrs. Clewell attended the funeral. The State has lost one of its 
most valuable citizens, and the cause of education one of its most 
successful supporters. Dr. Mclver will be remembered for many 
good works done by him for the cause of education and the eleva- 
tion of his fellowman, but in no other light will his life appear to 
greater advantage than as the advocate of the improvement of the 
common school system. 

A brief but earnest eulogy on the life of Dr. Mclver was pro- 
nounced by Dr. Clewell in the College chapel the morning follow- 
ing the death of this distinguished educator, and a deep feeling of 
sympathy was apparent even on the part of those who had never 
known the deceased personally. 

Mrs. Mclver is an esteemed alumna of our College, and we all 
unite in extending to her our deepest sympathy, and in praying 
that comfort from on high may be given to her in this the darkest 
hour of her life. 

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— The Academy extends to the new members of the Faculty 
the very best wishes for a happy and prosperous year. 

— The attendance this year is unusually large, and the result is 
that the classes are taxing their rooms to the limit. In fact, the 
Junior Class, with its membership of sixty or more, will be accom- 
modated in a new and larger room in South Hall. And the Fresh- 
man Class is only a little below the Juniors in numbers. By Christ- 
mas the attendance will have reached 200 or more in the Boarding 
Department, and that of the Day School will be as large or even 
larger than the former. 

— The number of homesick pupils was very small, although 
nearly one hundred new faces were seen in the college halls during 
the first days of school. This was due to the kindness shown them 
by teachers and pupils, and to the fact that work was begun on the 
very first day. We hope that the year will be a happy one for all, 
both new and old pupils. 

— The transfer of the Music Department to the new building 
was without special ceremony, but was an occasion of great joy to 
all. The rooms are so attractive and so well suited to the purpose 
for which they are intended, the halls are so well lighted, and every- 
thing is so inviting that in a few days all were at home. The entire 
machinery of the department cannot be put in motion at once, still 
the work is progressing without interruption, and the transfer is a 
marked success. 

— Mr. H. A. Pfohl and Prof. Shirley were in Boston recently 
when the last details connected with the contract for the great organ 
in Memorial Hall were completed. We hope soon to present the 
details to our readers, and also a picture of the instrument which 
means so much to community and State as well as to school. The 
organ will be in place -by the last of March. 

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As we begin the preparation of the first number of The Acad- 
emy for the new year we seem to see in imagination the faces of 
many friends before us, and on these faces is a look which seems to 
say : "Well, what of the opening?" In reply to this inquiry we 
will tell our friends at a distance something of the weeks, which have 

Some time before the date set for the opening of the one hun- 
dred and fifth annual session it became quite clear that the College 
would be filled. The number of pupils registered, old and new, 
was large. The removal of the Music Department from its former 
location to Memorial Hall gave us some additional space, but it 
seemed from the number of registrations that this would all be 

Several days before the opening it was apparent that there was 
a decided movement towards the school beyond the numbers of 
previous years. This has continued ever since. 

The exercises of the opening day were held in the Moravian 
Home church, and, in addition to the members of the College, 
there were present a number of former pupils and also the members 
of the Salem Boys School. This interesting company completely 
filled the church. The singing was hearty, and the entire spirit of 
the gathering was good. The address of welcome was delivered by 
Dr. Clewell, and the Revs. Pfohl, Crosland, Stempel and Brennecke 
took part in the programme. Prof. Shirley presided at the organ, 
and played beautiful selections while the procession entered and 
while it was leaving the church. 

The students repaired to the class rooms after the exercises in 
the church, tasks for the next day were assigned, and the following 
day all recitations were begun. 

One of the features of the opening was the interest in the new 
Music Conservatory, Memorial Hall. As announced in our last 
number the plans included the completion of the upper story before 
Sept. 2. This promise was fulfilled to the extent of having the 
pianos in place and the rooms ready by the date named, and the 
work of the Music Department was commenced immediately after 

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the opening exercises. The sound of hammer and saw is still to be 
heard, even as we write, and the entire year will be required to 
finish the great auditorium, place the organ in position, and arrange 
for public gatherings. Still the promise for the month has been 
redeemed, and if you could be with us, kind reader, to-day, you 
would have seen .scores and scores of happy young people hastening 
up and down the hall, and the sound of piano and vocal work would 
greet the ear as you listened. Every one is loud in the praises 
bestowed upon this beautiful and elegant department which will add 
so much to the already excellent work. 

Throughout the various buildings there was a specially inviting 
air, because all had been placed in splendid order to welcome the 
returning young friends. Much has been done to beautify buildings 
and grounds, as well as to thoroughly modernize them, and each 
year the first question asked by many a pupil is, ' ' what has been 
done in the way of improvements during the summer ?' ' These 
changes will be noted under the head of ' ' Current School News. ' ' 

As the days passed following the opening the room companies 
rapidly filled up. Within a very short time the only remaining 
space was a few places in Annex Hall, which had to be reserved for 
the younger girls. Still, the following day ten new pupils arrived, 
more were on the list, and the question of declining pupils or pro- 
viding more room was before us. SALEM has always limited 
her refusal of pupils to those whose personality is not what it should 
be. On this basis a number are declined each year. Therefore, 
when the school was quite 'full and more pupils were expected, plans 
were at onGe arranged to prepare comfortable home accommodations 
for them. A niew room company had already been opened in South 
Hall, near the Library, and that was filled the first day. Because 
ot the fact that the Music Department had been taken from South 
Hall and Main Hall, it was possible to take the former practice 
rooms on the first .floor of South Hall (the so-called town girls' 
room of earlier days) and make of them a splendid class room for 
the Juniors, who now number sixty or more when all are together. 
In this way the wing of Main Hall, second story, was available for 
dormitory purposes, and it is, in all respects, a model place. Al- 
though the expense connected with providing this additional room 
was heavy, still, workmen were at once placed in charge and by the 

4354 The Academy. 

time this copy of The Academy reaches the readers the fine new 
living apartments will be complete, and the boarding department 
will have been increased to 200 or more pupils. It must be remem- 
bered that to this company must be added the faculty and others 
who are connected with the care of the several departments, and, 
adding these to the above, will give us 300 or more who reside 
beneath the roof of the college buildings. The Day School Depart- 
ment is larger than usual this year, and the special pupils more 
numerous, so that when the entire company of those who are con- 
nected with the school in all capacities is considered, it will be found 
that the number will be between 500 and 600, of which at least 450 
are pupils and teachers. These numbers are gratifying to all who 
are interested in the school, and it seems to be the growing im- 
pression that the future will demand more room for the increasing 

Gratifying as are the numbers there is something still more 
pleasing. The motto given to the pupils at the opening of the 
term was: "Others, not self." This seems to be the influence 
which is guiding and directing the pupils in their relation to each 
other and to the faculty. All through the school this splendid 
spirit is abroad. None of those coarse and questionable influences 
so often found in schools is with our family of pupils. Fun there 
is in abundance. Fine fun, too. But through the light side of 
school life as well as through the serious side, there runs the golden 
thread of influence spoken of above. This deep and earnest senti- 
ment produces the highest type of Christian womanhood, and caused 
a prominent lady, some days ago, to remark to one of our faculty : 
" It is evident that the Lord claims your work as his own, and that 
he is caring for it. ' ' 

In concluding this review of some of the points connected with 
the opening we will note the attractive appearance of all things in 
the delightful late summer weather. From Annex to Vogler Hall 
there is a happy, busy atmosphere all about the grounds and build- 
ings. This was frequently commented upon by the visitors, of 
whom there were more than the usual number present this year. 
As was remarked by the lady on the car, it is evident that the 
Lord's blessing has been with us at the opening, and this same 
presence will be claimed all through the year, for the work is dedi- 
cated to Him and to His glory. 

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EiK Ittcmti) in tjje StfjaoL 

— Hon. Leslie M. Shaw, Secretary of the United States Treas- 
ury, visited Winston-Salem and addressed the people on the politi- 
cal issues of the day. He was accorded a very enthusiastic recep- 
tion, and spoke in the Opera House. After lunch he was escorted 
to our college by ex-Lieut. Gov. Reynolds, Mr. John W. Fries and 
Dr. H. T. Bahnson. The student body gathered in the chapel, and: 
as the distinguished visitor entered the hall they very heartily 
cheered him. In his introduction of Secretary Shaw Mr. Reynolds 
said that the visitor had the purse strings of the richest treasury on 
earth. That some time since he had signed a check for forty mil- 
lion dollars, and that it was paid as readily as the check of a private 
citizen for forty cents. Secretary Shaw spoke briefly, but in a very- 
interesting manner. A vein of humor ran through his address. 
He took the position that the world was growing better all the time. 
That each upright man made the world better. Concluding with 
this thought he said, with a smile, " The world is better now than 
it was when you were born. You have contributed to this. It is- 
growing better all the time you live. And it will certainly be better 
when you have gone out of the world !" After the address Secre- 
tary Shaw inspected the buildings and grounds. 

— While walking through the College park, Secretary Shaw 
spoke of an old gentleman friend of his, who had gathered a small 
sum of money by frugality and industry. Altogether there was just 
enough to endow a chair in his home college. He gave the money 
to the school and said to a friend that he did not have long to live 
but that when he reached the home above he expected to look down 
and as long as time should last he expected to see that money going 
on and on doing its good work. 

— The new room, called " South Hall Room Company" is, in 
every way, a model home for the young ladies in this part of the 
buildings. It consists of what was Prof. Storer's studio. To this 
was added the small room attached to the Library. The special 
dormitory was added to Miss Garrison's room, giving to the young, 
ladies the entire second floor of South Hall, except the Library. 
The entire "flat" has been finished in a very handsome manner,, 
and' is already a very popular home. 

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— Hon William Jennings Bryan visited Winston-Salem the 
middle of September. Upon his arrival at the union passenger 
•station he was greeted by thousands of citizens from town and from 
the surrounding country. As the train pulled into the station he 
-was lustily cheered, steam whistles blew, bells were rung, and the 
noise and the din had to be beard to be realized. Mr. Bryan was 
taken at once to the home of Hon. J. C. Buxton, where he was 
.awaited by some twelve or fifteen hundred young people from the 
city schools, public and private. Onr college had more than three 
hundred representatives present, and the Salem Boys School more 
than a hundred. Mr. Bryan soon appeared, and, mounting a bench, 
he spoke for fifteen minutes in a very interesting manner. The 
reception was a very hearty one. After Mrs. Bryan had been pre- 
sented the company of visitors went to the courthouse square where 
the principal address was made. The rain prevented many from 
attending from the neighboring country, but still the crowds num- 
bered some 6,000 or more. 

— As noted elsewhere the Alumnae Memorial Hall has been 
finished so far as the upper story or music conservatory, is con- 
cerned. Everything is pure white. The woodwork is white enamel. 
The walls hard finish, white. The arches in the ceiling of the long 
hallways are very striking and pleasing. The view from the win- 
dows is fine. In act, a more complete and inviting and more con- 
veniently arranged music conservatory cannot well be imagined. 
-One of our faculty who spent the summer abroad positively declares 
that nowhere on the journey did he visit a conservatory with as fine 
possibilities as this splendid building. Already the effect on the 
Music Department can be felt, there having been more pupils regis- 
tered during the first week than during the entire last school year. 

— In August, Dr. and Mrs. Clewell visited the mountains of 
the western part of our State. The party accompanying them con- 
sisted of Clarence, John, Jr., Reginald and Aubrey Clewell, Miss 
Henderson, Mr. Robert Rice, Mr. Brenncke and Mr. Siefert. A 
conveyance served the ladies, the gentlemen walking. Leaving the 
railroad at Old Fort the mountains were crossed, and from that time 
forward, for 22-1 miles, the various peaks and ranges were visited. 
Mitchell, Roan, Grandfather, and Blowing Rock were among the 

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number. The journey was successful and pleasant, with the excep- 
tion of what was nearly a catastrophe. On Mt. Mitchell, while 
seeking shelter beneath a tree, a flash of lightning descended so 
near to the company that several received severe shocks, and all 
felt that it was a narrow escape. It is needless to say that while 
adventure was courted there was no desire for a repetition of an ad- 
venture in which lightning played a part. 

— Miss Fries, President of the Alumnae Society, has spent 
much time and effort during the past summer in securing informa- 
tion relative to the plates for the several memorials. The selection 
was finally made, and the memorials will in this way be permanently 
marked. Friends who have signified their desire to place memo- 
rials in the hall for loved ones are requested to kindly send in the 
gifts so that all the plates may be placed on the memorials at the 
same time. ^ 

— A number of young ladies remained in the College during 
the summer. They were under the care of Miss Winkler and Miss 
Margie Smith. The names are as follows : Misses Baker, Bopp, 
Davidson, Frye, Greider, H., Greider, R. , Griffith, Kilbuck, Pullen, 
'Reichard, H., Reichard, I., Weigle, Wilde, H., Wilde, J. The 
summer was, in many respects, one of the most pleasant in many 
years. Some of the pupils studied, some made games and sports a 
feature, and all were in sympathy, one with the other. At intervals 
Mrs. Clewell arranged enjoyable picnics or excursions to park or to 
some near by point of interest. Thus the spirit of happiness and 
kindly consideration, one for the other, made the vacation a happy 
one, and drew into close fellowship the little company. 

— The month of July was used by some twelve or fifteen of the 
teachers for a careful study and revision of the school plan The 
work was more largely devoted to the consideration of the plan of 
Classes A. B. , C. and D. , though the college classes also received 
very careful consideration. The standard of the work was raised 
about one year, and a very careful plan of examinations was devised. 
The dates were advertised in the papers and a full day used in each 
case. A number of changes took place in the text books, and, alto- 
gether, the plans for the year were very admirably worked out. 
The results of this work were printed in pamphlet form and distrib- 

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uted to all applicants and sent out with the catalogues. The per 
cent, of those who failed to advance to a higher class was larger 
than in past years, but the classes are so large this year that the 
increased standard of excellence in the work makes it possible to do 
work which it would have been impossible to do with the weaker 
element, small as it was, still present in the several classes. This 
increase of the home comforts, increase in numbers and increase in 
the standard is a cause for thankfulness on the part of all friends of. 
the school. 

— The room companies are this year in charge of the following 
members of the faculty : — Senior Room— Miss Lehman. Junior 
Room — Miss L. C. Shaffner and Miss Fulp. Vogler Hall — Miss 
Heisler and Miss Siewers. Park Hall — Miss C. Vest and Miss 
Baily. Fourth Room — Miss S. Shaffner and Miss Hamilton. South 
Hall — Miss M. Smith and Miss Brooke. Sixth Room — Miss Chitty 
and Miss Rice. West Hall — Miss Brookes and Miss F. Little. 
Ninth Room — Miss E. Smith and Miss Roberson. Tenth Room — 
Miss Bessent and Miss Grosch. New Room — Miss Brookes and 
Miss Little. 

— The list of those connected with the faculty this year num- 
bers 41, the names being the following : Misses Bessent, Brooke, 
Brookes, Bailey, Brown, Barrow. Chitty, Clewell, Dr. J. H., Clew- 
ell, Mrs. J. H., Ebert, Mr. E. A., Misses Erwin, Fulp, Grosch, 
Heisler, Hamilton, Henderson, Jones, L. , Jones, C. , Kapp, Leh- 
man, Little, Meinung, Nicewonger, Pfaff, Pfohl, Mr. C. B., Miss 
Rice, Rondthaler, Dr. E., Misses Robinscn, Reid, Stewart, Shaff- 
ner, S., Shaffner, L., Smith, E. , Smith, M. , Siewers, Siedenberg, 
Shirley, Prof. H. A., Storer, Prof. E., Taylor, Vest, C, Vest, S. 

— During the summer the " Boys Band" used the campus of 
our college for the place to practice the music selected for the work 
of the coming year. Mr. B. J. Pfohl is the interested director of 
this company of younger and older musicians, and the result of the 
work is excellent. Seldom is better music heard even on the part 
of professionals. A marked feature of this work on the part of Mr. 
Pfohl is not only the pleasure given to those who hear, but also the 
higher grade of manhood given to the members of the band. Music 
has its influence, the drill is certainly disciplinary in its results, and 
the personality of the leader is communicated to the young people 

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who are thus brought under his influence. The community owes 
much to this organization. 

— The organization of the Senior Class was effected by the 
election of the following officers : 

President — Miss Harriette Dewey. 

First Vice President — Miss Edna Wilson. 

Second Vice President— Miss Dorothy Doe. 

Secretary — Miss Pearl Hege. 

Treasurer — Miss Le May Dewey. 

Historian — Miss Ella Lambeth. 

Poet— Miss Phoebe Phillips. 

— The Class election in the Junior Class resulted in the selection 
of the following officers : 

President — Miss Ethel Pullen. 
First Vice President — Miss Emorie Barber. 
Second Vice President — Miss Lucy Brown. 
Secretary — Miss Irene Dunkley. 
Treasurer — Miss Mary Belle Thomas. 

— The ladies of the Alumnae Association gave their annual 
" Goose Party " the middle of September. The weather was threat- 
ening in the afternoon so that the occasion was arranged for the 
chapel. A large attendance greeted the ladies, and the "goose" 
was at his best. He was fed with nickles and returned presents 
which pleased and satisfied all. The ladies realized between $60 
and $70 clear. The effort was a success in every patticular. 

— Our sympathies were with Miss Emma Chitty, who twice 
during the summer was called upon to stand beside the open grave 
of loved ones. 

— Miss Tayior, who is with us this year as teacher in the Music 
Department, suffered the loss of a beloved father, who was called 
away after a very brief illness. 

Many of our readers will be made sad by the announcement of 
the death of Josie Pate, who passed away at her home, in Gibson, 
after a painful illness. Our deep sympathy goes out to the sorrow- 
ing parents. 

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— Clarence and John Clewell, Jr., returned to their home in 
Salem from Lehigh University. Several college friends spent the 
summer as their guests, Messrs. Stempel, Brennecke and Seifert. 

— The opening of the new room in South Hall gives to the 
school one of the most comfortable, convenient and attractive resi- 
dence portions of the college. There has been no reasonable ex- 
pense spared to make the ' ' flat ' ' all that it should be in the matter 
of perfect adaptability. 

— The Sorority initiations were held in the Alpha Delta Phi 
and also in the Phi Mu rooms during the opening weeks of the 
term. The events seemed to be occasions of unusual interest to 
those connected with the same, but The Acadgmy regrets to say 
that a full account of the proceedings has not up to the time of 
going to press been furnished for publication. 

— The representative of Hook & Hastings' firm visited our 
College in September, and overhauled the smaller organ in the 
Music Department and also the large one in the chapel. It was 
quite an expensive visit, but when the expert had gone again the 
instruments were in good trim for the winter. 

— Miss Claude Winkler left Winston-Salem the middle of Sep- 
tember to enter upon her year's work at Columbia University. She 
arrived safely, and has arranged her plan of work for the year. The 
results of the study of our teachers in the great centers of learning 
will do much for our College, for coupled with the latest and best 
in all things will be the patriotism for the College which is naturally 
very strong in the hearts of those who have been associated with 
the College, first as a pupil and later as a teacher. Our best wishes 
are extended to Miss Winkler, and to those who, in coming years, 
will follow her to Columbia or other great universities. 

— We are glad to welcome to the ranks of the faculty Miss 
Fannie Little and Miss Laurie Jones. Both seem to be happy in 
their duties, and the year will, no doubt, be successful. Miss Little 
is in the Science Department and Miss Jones in the Music. 

— During the summer the Wednesday evening prayer meeting 
was held in the Sixth Room, and with it was united the Sunday 
School teachers' meeting. The meetings were well attended all 
during the summer. 

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— The Faculty meeting was held in the parlors of the Princi- 
pal's house the evening before the opening of the new term. The 
usual routine business was transacted, and the special points dis- 
cussed were those which were considered essential to the success of 
the school work of the year. The spirit which is abroad among the 
company of more than forty teachers is very good, and the year 
promises to be a brilliant one. 

— The task of moving the pianos up to the new home on the 
second story of Memorial Hall was not a small one. Twenty or 
more stalwart men were busy from morning till night, and before 
the six o'clock whistles blew the work was accomplished. 

— The Young People's Meetings were resumed upon the return 
of Bishop Rondthaler from his European trip. The report from 
the several schools showed an attendance of only twelve less than 
500. It was truly a grand s ; ght to see this great body of young 
people gathered together, all under the influence of their student 
life, all eager and interested to hear the splendid lectures which 
Bishop Rondthaler presents on these occasions. These meetings 
are the means of doing much good. 

— During the summer the open air service for the children of 
the congregation was held on the campus of the school. The 
grounds were illuminated with many Japanese lanterns and electric 
lights, and the evening was ideal. The music was fine, the ad- 
dresses earnest, and the gathering was a success. 

— The summer was pleasantly spent in visiting home and for- 
eign lands by our teachers, and all report having had a delightful 

— Bishop Rondthaler was in Europe during July, August and 
a part of September. He travelled from Italy to Scotland, and 
spent some time in attendance at a meeting of the Moravian Church 
authorities in London. Upon the return of the Bishop and Mrs. 
Rondthaler in September a large number of friends gathered in 
front of their home, and with handshake and salute of handkerchiefs, 
with music and words of good cheer, they greeted the returning 

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— Rev. Edward Stemple, Rev. Gerhard Brennecke and Prof. 
Stanley Seifert, college friends of Clarence and John Clewell, Jr., 
were the guests of Dr. and Mrs. Clewell during the summer. Revs. 
Stemple and Brennecke were in charge of the Home church inter- 
ests in the absence of the pastor, Bishop Rondthaler. 

— The many friends of Col. F. H. Fries will be pleased to 
learn that he is improving in health. He is at present in Germany 
with Mrs. Fries, Miss Nellie, Miss Louise Bahnson and Mr. Agnew 
Bahnson. The party will soon start on an extended tour through 
Southern Europe, Greece, Turkey. Egypt and the Holy Land. 

— Mrs. Pullen spent some time with Ethel and her friends in 
Winston-Salem during the summer. 

— Gov. Glenn, one of our warmest friends, visited Winston- 
Salem several times during the summer and addressed the citizens 
on the topics of the day. 

The followfng gifts have been received for Alumnae Memorial 

Col. Fries, for Misses A. & L. Van Yleck Me- 
morial Room $25 00 

Cash, for Misses A. & L. Van Yleck Memorial 

Room 15 00 

$40 00 

Cash 1 00 

Bethania Branch 12 15 

Academy Subscription, Mrs. Will. Shaffner 1 00 

Mrs. H. J. Stoltz 1 00 

Mrs. Lula Mclntyre Clark 1 00 

Rev. M. E. Grunert Memorial Step, "per Mr. B. J. 

Pfohl,— % July Concert 41 83 

July Concert ^proceeds 41 83 

' ' Goose Party ' ' in September 69 25 

Bethania Branch — 

Arthur L. Butner $5 00 

Cash 1 25 

6 25 

Total to date, $19,452 63. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treas. 

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— We are glad to note that Mr. W. C. Crist is again at his 
post as our chief usher, after a period of indisposition. 

— We were indeed shocked to learn of the death of Dr. Parris 
at his home in Hillsboro. He was with us at Commencement, and 
was one of the most interested of the visitors. Our sympathy is 
extended to Miss Josephine and the other sorrowing friends. 


Creech— Spach —On June 20, 1906, Mr. Charles S Creech to Miss 
Kate Spach, of South Side. 

Brown— Johnston.— In Asheville, N. C, June 20, 1906, Mr. Marcus 
W. Brown to Miss Leonora JohnstOn. 

Dewey — Aird — In Syracuse, N. Y., June 12, 1906, Mr. Aruhur B. 
Dewey to Miss Emma L. Aird. 

Little— Jordan. — On June 16, 1906, Mr. John Dozier Little to M rs 
Ilah Dunlap Jordan, of Macon, Ga. 

Our line of STATIONERY, in Tablets and Box Goods, is 
perfect. "We always have 


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When you can't come call 159. 


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Vol. 30. Winston-Salem, N. C, October, 1906. No. 258 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to The Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


— The two leading articles in this issue of our paper are on 
topics of special interest to our friends. The one treating of the 
new plant is interesting because it gives to the world a new species, 
and gives to our esteemed friend, Miss Lehman, the honor of hav- 
ing her name given to the new species of plant. This is only one 
more step in the work of natural science which has been done by a 
number of those connected with the College. The other article 
not only shows to our music-loving friends that our grand new organ 
is under way, but those versed in organ lore will be able to study 
the instrument, and even in advance enjoy the prospect of this 
splendid addition to our Music Department. 

— The many changes in and around the buildings which were 
necessitated because of the large number of pupils are now nearly 
completed, and college life has resumed the even tenor of its way. 
Not only has the capacity been increased, but the work done has 
greatly added to the comfort and appearance of the various parts of 
the College. The two newly-arranged and newly-furnished study- 

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parlors are attractive and home-like. So, too, the class rooms used 
by the Juniors and Seniors have been so improved and beautified 
that they hardly seem to be the same places they were a few weeks 
ago. The addition to the plumbing and heating has been a marked 
feature, and, although this has called for a heavy outlay, the im- 
provement has now been made, and the coming years will reap the 

— In connection with the remark about the material improve- 
ments it is right and proper to call attention to the erroneous im- 
pression which exists in the minds of some of our friends in regard 
to the advantages and comforts of our College. Within the past 
fifteen and more years a very large sum has been expended to make 
the home comforts all they should be, and to cause these features 
to keep pace with the improvement in the studies. The results are 
most gratifying. All thfngs are modern and up-to-date. And yet 
at times from remarks made by one and another friend who may 
live under the shadow of the College and still not have been inside its 
doors for ten or fifteen years it appears quite evident that the im- 
pressions are not based upon what the College now is but on what 
it was, and thus we receive no credit for. the large sum of money 
expended. Another college may, perhaps, be selected for compar- 
ison, apparently to our disadvantage, and yet the only difficulty 
will be that our friend is ignorant of the facts, and hence gives no 
credit for the work done and money expended which have practi- 
cally made a new institution out of old Salem in the matter of ma- 
terial comforts. The* conclusion which we draw is that we invite 
our friends in Winston-Salem, as well as from a distance, to inspect 
the College and see what we have done in these respects. 

— The steady progress in the direction of self-government 
among the students is a gratifying feature. This is a term which is 
often used in a sense entirely misleading. It stands at times for a 
state of affairs which is really no government at all or else of the 
flimsiest form. Those in authority in a school can never rightfully 
lay aside all jurisdiction over those who are committed to their care. 
To do so is to transfer authority to those who are still inexperienced. 

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'On the other hand, if the wisdom of the teacher is used to guide 
•and direct and the knowledge of the pupil — so fully posted as to 
the real state of the case in regard to any given question — is placed 
side by side with it, the result cannot but be satisfactory. Both 
•classes and room companies are being organized, and by this means 
many somewhat rough places are being made smooth. 

— To the observant mind there appears to be a growing oppo- 
sition to that form of education which does not fully consider char- 
acter training. In, the educational world at large too often teachers 
seem to feel that when the class room work is done all duty has 
been performed ; that mind and mind only need to be considered. 
Well it is that a popular reaction seems to be setting in against this 
form of neglect of sacred duty. When this reaction becomes more 
marked, and the matter is more thoroughly considered and dis- 
cussd by the public, the Moravian schools will be found in the front 
rank in this respect, for Christian character training has always been 
a prime factor in their work. For more than four hundred years 
this has been the fundamental principle, and we trust it will con- 
tinue to be their chief corner-stone as long as our schools shall exist. 

— The number in attendance upon the Young People's Meet- 
ings on Wednesday mornings has passed the 500 mark. It is a 
grand sight to see this large company of younger and oldtr students 
gathered in the old Home church, and it is a great privilege to 
listen to the fascinating and instructive lectures delivered by Bishop 
Rondthaler from week to week. 

— The completion of the large and handsome Hotel Zinzendorf 
"will give to the traveling public accommodations sufficient for all 
occasions, both ordinary and special. It is elegantly furnished, and 
is now open to the public. Recently the Hotel Winstonia has been 
•opened near the depot, and this, too, is a large and well-equipped 
hostelry. The Phoenix is still open, and hence our friends who 
contemplate a visit to Winston-Salem in the future will know that 
in the matter of hotel accommodation they will be well cared for. 

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— -Several new pianos have been ordered for the large Music 
Department this year, and "With ' the improved facilities afforded by 
the new building it is our expectation that the already excellent 
work will be greatly strengthened : during the coming years. - 

— The finish given to the walls of the auditorium in Memorial 
Hall has been greatly admired. The sand used for this work was 
brought from South Carolina, and it is in tint light and satisfying 
in appearance. The attractive walls will appear to still further ad- 
vantage when the steel ceiling shall have received its coat of paint. 

— The new auditorium will have what is termed ", concealed' 
lighting," that is, all the electric lights will be so disposed as to be 
hidden from the sight of the audience. Hence, on entering the hall 
at night there will be a soft and pleasing light akin to that of day- 
light, and yet it will not appear from whence the light is supplied. 
This is not only a pleasing feature, but it will do away with that 
which is so trying to many persons, viz : the, effect qf a strong ray 
of light from gas or electricity shining directly into the eyes. Many- 
persons do not attend evening gatherings in view of this fact, and 
hence this thoughtful and pleasing feature will be another link to 
bind the new hall to the friendship of the public. 


The rapid approach of the completion of Alumnae .Memorial 
Hall causes the renewal of interest in the Grand Organ. A brief 
review of the splendid gift will be in place as an introduction to the 
specifications which are given below. 

The sum of $12,000 was donated by Mrs. 'G. H. Fogle, Mr. 
Fred A. Fogle, Mr. H. A. Pfohl and Col. F. H. Fries, to be used; 
for the purpose of placing a grand organ in Alu'mrtae Memorial 
Hall, the same to be a gift in memory of Mr. C! H.' Fogle/ who- 
was a warm and devoted friend of the school. 

During the summer Prof. Shirley "made a special study of 
organs in the churches and cathedrals in England,' on the occasion 

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■of his visit to that country. Upon his return to America he was met 
in Boston by Mr. H. A. Pfohl, and, after a careful investigation 
into the merits of the work of a number of firms, they decided to 
award the contract to the Hutchings-Votey Organ Co., of Boston. 
A number of days were spent in conference with the experts con- 
nected with the firm, and as a result it is believed that we will have 
one of the most complete and satisfactory organs in the entire coun- 
try. Every detail of music and of the mechanism was considered, 
and the results are shown in the specifications which we give in this 

The contract calls for the completion of the organ by the end 
of March, and that will enable the Music Department to use the 
instrument in connection with the preparations for the close of the 
next College year. This event will be of more than ordinary inter- 
est because in connection with the usual exercises of the graduation 
of a large Senior Class there will be the dedication of the Alumnae 
Memorial Hall. This will be an event somewhat like the centen- 
nial celebration. It may not attract as widespread inteiest with the 
public in general, but among the former pupils who have worked 
for the building of Memorial Hall, who have contributed toward its 
erection, and who look upon its completion as a type of the new 
and enlarged era which seems to be opening before the College, the 
approaching commencement will be one of special interest. 

Then, too, looking forward into the future the new auditorium 
and the new organ carry with them possibilities which are of great 
moment to our section. The occasions which will be possible with 
these accessories will in the very nature of things be of broader in- 
terest and power. But the possibilities reach into the realms of 
great musical festivals and similar efforts which open entirely new 
fields to College and community. All these things are connected 
with the question of the organ, and hence the following specifica- 
tions will be of interest to the general reader as well as to the musi- 
cian. The .contract for the new organ is as follows : 


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prepared by 


-Votey Organ Co., Organ Builders of Boston, Mass., 


H. A. Pfohl, of Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Three Manuals, Compass from C C to c 4, 61 notes. 

Compass of Pedals from C C C 

to g, 32 notes. 

Great Organ. 


16 ft. Open Diapason 

Metal 61 Pipes 


8 ft. Open Dispason 

" 61 " 


8 ft. Gross Floete 

Wood 61 " 


8 ft. Gamba 

Metal 61 " 


8 ft. Stopped Diapason 

Wood 61 " 


4 ft. Octave 

Metal 61 " 


4 ft. Flute Harmonique 

" 61 " 


2 ft. Fifteenth 

" 61 " 


8 ft. Trumpet 

Swell Organ. 

" 61 " 


16 ft. .Bourdon 

Wood 61 " 


8 ft. Open Diapason 

Metal 61 " 


8 ft. Salicional 

" 61 " 


8 ft. Aeolian 

" 61 " 


8 ft. Vox Celestis 

" 61 " 


8 ft. Stopped Diapason 

Wood 61 " 


4 ft. Flauto Traverso 

" 61 " 


4 ft. Liolina 

Metal 61 " 


2 ft. Flautino 

" 61 " 

j ■ • 

III Rks. Solo Cornel 

Swell Organ. 

" 183 " 


8 ft. Oboe 

Metal 61 " 


8 tr. Cornoptan 

" 61 " 


8 ft. Vox Humana 

l '.v'r Orga?i. 

" 61 " 

(Enclosed in a Swell Box). 


8 ft.' Violin Diapason 

Metal 61 " 


8 ft. Dulciana 

" 61 " 

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25. 8 ft. Melodia 

26. 4ft. Wald Flute 

27. Piccolo. 

28. Clarinet 


Wood 61 Pipes 

II ft! a 

Metal 61 " 
.< 61 .< 

Pedal Organ. {Augmented.) 
16 ft. Open Diapason Wood 32 Notes 

16 ft. 
16 ft. 

8 ft. 
8 ft. 
8 ft. 






10 Vi ft. Ouint 

" 32 " 

Metal 32 " 

" 32 " 

Wood 32 " 

" 32 " 

" 32 " 


36. Swell to Swell 4 ft. (Super.) 

37. Swell to Swell 16 ft. (Sub.) 

38. Swell to Great (operating Sw. to Sw. Sub. 

and Super octave couplers when drawn). 

39. Swell to Choir (operating Sw. to Sw. Sub. 

and Super octave couplers when drawn). 

40. Swell to Pedal (operating Sw. to Sw. Sub. 

and Super octave couplers when drawn. 

41. Choir to Choir 16 ft. 

42. Choir to Great (operating Ch. to Ch. Sub. 

octave coupler when drawn). 

43. Great to Pedal. 

44. Choir to Pedal (operating Ch. to Ch. Sub. 

octave coupler when drawn). 

Conventional numo^ •:..■:•. I cuivli^ cment of Pistons, 
Combinations, etc. 

Operating on Great and Pedal. 


3. , 

0. J 

2. | m 

3. \- Operating on Swell and Pedal. 

4. ' 
0. j 

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Operating on Choir and Pedal. 


§: ) 

General Release. 
Pedal Release. 


(Duplicating piston combinations.) 

L ) 

2. - Operating on Great and Pedal. 

0. ) 

2 ' 

' > Operating on Swell and Pedal. 

0.' J 

Pedals, etc. 

1. Great to Pedal and Reversible. 

2. Balanced Swell. 

3. Balanced Choir. 

4. Balanced Crescendo. 

5. Sforzando (Full Organ). 

6. Crescendo Indicator. 
A. G. O. Pedal Board. 
Electro-pneumatic Action. 
Movable key desk. 

Suitable electric motor to be furnished, exclusive 
of wiring to and from the motor, starting- 
box and batteries. 

Electric Generator. 

— The arrival of the robes and caps for the Seniors some weeks 
ago was accompanied by the usual interesting experiences. The 
Seniors wear this dignity well, and we believe that they will be 
worthy leaders for the year. 

— Two more of the gigantic sycamores in the Square have had 
to be felled. Another one, perhaps the largest of them all in girth 
will soon follow While we regret the loss of these splendid there 
there is compensation in the fact that their removal gives a more sat- 
isfactory view of the stately front of our College buildings. 

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A new species of plant has been discovered, and has been 
named Monotropsis Lehmani. The history of this discovery is an 
'interesting one, and we give the facts briefly : 

A year and more ago' there was found by Prof. Shirley and 
John H. Clewell, Jr., a plant which they claimed was Monotropsis 
odorata ell," which is known as the Schweinitzia, named after de 
Schweinitz, the discoverer, many years ago. Miss Lehman and Miss 
Lizzie Chitty, who are greatly interested in these matters., asserted 
that it was not the Schweinitzia. Specimens were sent to Dr. Peck, 
the State Botanist of New York, and he pronounced it Schweinitzia. 

Later, Mr. W. T. Vogler found specimens of the plant near 
Roaring Gap, and sent them to Miss Lehman, and she forwarded 
them to New York, with the result that they were pronounced to 
be a new species, as will be shown by the letters given below. 

The fact that this new species has been discovered impresses 
the writer of the letters that it is quite an honor to our section, and 
that the name of the new species was given in honor of our esteemed 
friend, Miss Lehman, is also a pleasant fact. 

The letters are as follows and explain themselves : 

State Botanist's Office, 
Geological Hall, Albany, N. Y. , 
27 Sept., 1906. 
**■ My dear Miss Lehman : 

' ' Your last package of fresh plants of the Monotropsis reached 
us in very good condition : and much of the pink color remaining. 
Upon examinirig the fresh specimens I will be obliged to say that it 
is not good Monotropsis odorata after all. It may be a variety 
of that species but is more likely to be a new species. (Dr. Peck, 
who has seen the fresh plants, admits this also. ) 

' ' Morphologically the corolla is not half the length of the acute 
sepals and the petals united slightly at the base : such is not the 
case in odorata. I think there are 2-3 bracts at the base, the lower 
one or ones being much narrower than the upper one. Is not this 
the case ? Then the plant is odorless and flowers only in the fall 
are other marked differences. There may be more morphological 
differences that we have overlooked, and if you care to do so it 

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would be a very good idea to write out a full description of the 
plant, also giving the habitat, abundance and where found and 
such other items as you think necessary. I am going to append 
the latest and best description of the genus Monotropsis and the 
species odorata for your use in studying the plant. 

" If you will make these notes and send them to me I will be 
pleased to send it to one of the botanical Journals and name the 
species in honor of you Monotropsis Lehmani. It is strange that 
this plant should have hitherto been overlooked. If you will ad- 
dress future letters to me instead of Dr. Peck in regard to this 
special plant. 

" Very truly yours, 

"Stewart H. Burnham, 

' ' Assistant. ' r 

State Botanist's Office, 
Geological Hall, Albany, N. Y., 
4 Oct., 1906. 
" My dear Miss Lehman : 

" I have your \kX\k\ of recent date, enclosing the description 
and valued notes on Monotropsis Lehmani n. sp. , and I wish to 
thank you very much for them, as they will be a great aid in writing 
up the description uf tin's most interesting plant. Saphrophy*"'-.: 
plants are very interesting, and for you to discover a new species 
for North America is certainly an honor. Next week I will try to 
get the notes and description into shape for the publisher, and will 
either send it to Torreya or to the American Botanist. 

"Many thanks for the book of Poems which you so kindly 
serit, and I shall certainly get much pleasure from them as they are 
poems on Nature. 

" I think we should ask your pardon, for bo i Dr. Peck and I 
supposed we were corresponding with a gentle an. I am very 
glad you have corrected the mistake, for I should have made a 
blunder in the notes on the Monotropsis. I shall probably use most 
of your notes as you have them, and when it is publisheG will, of 
course, let you know and try to get a few copies u. the magazine 
for your disposal. Very truly yours, 

"Stewart H. Burnham, 


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£Jvc jfBonti) in tije jfcdjool. 

— One of the chief topics of the month just passed has been the 
unusual cold weather. The frosts have been heavy and the winds- 
sharp, and steam and stoves have been the order of the day. How- 
ever, the weather has been bracing and healthy, and that was some 
compensation for the occasional pinching which Jack Frost gave 
one and another. 

— During the past month Miss Laurie Jones has returned to us 
to pursue her musical studies. She will assist Prof. Shirley part of 
the time, and part of the time will continue her work in music in 
which she had such marked success last year. 

— The Senior Class room has undergone quite a change this 
Fall. The three pillars have been removed, a steel beam receiving 
the weight formerly resting on them. The woodwork has received 
a coat of white pamt and the walls have been papered. New and 
handsome chairs have been placed in the room, with convenient 
tablets on which to write and take notes. These chairs are not only 
convenient, but they are nicely finished and very attractive. White 
shades have been placed at the windows, over the lower part of 
which will be hung small half curtains. The floor has been painted;, 
and altogether the Senior Class room is as attractive a place as can 
be found anywhere. 

— The Juniors had a sale, as it is termed, a few days after the 
opening of their class room. The good things were offered in this 
new and attractive room, and whether the room was an influence 
for good, or whether the young ladies were unusually active or 
whether the customers were more numerous than usual, — whatever 
may have been the cause, — the supply of good things was exhausted 
before some of the intending customers had reached the brilliant 
scene. We say brilliant scene because the bright lights in the new 
Junior Class room and the happy throng of young people made a 
beautiful and attractive sight. 

—The large number of pupils made it necessary to. prepare a 
new room even after South Hall had been finished and filled. The 
south-west room on the first floor of Main Hall had been given to 

4376 The Academy 

the Elocution Department. With the increasing numbers it became 
necessary to change this into a study parlor. Paper hangers and 
painters were kept busy, a new and attractive carpet was laid, and 
in every way the room was given a handsome appearance. The 
prevailing color is red. It was somewhat of an experiment to see 
how strong the colors could be made without offending against 
good taste. The effort was a success, and the room is one of the 
most attractive in the house. It was necessary to give it a name, 
and in view of the prevailing color in the furnishings it has been 
named the " Red Room." The new dormitory for this division of 
boarding pupils is where was formerly located the Infirmary, second 
story of Main Hall. 

— The completion of the new Junior Class room gave to the 
College one of the most marked improvements of the year. The 
location is in South Hall, in what was known in former years to the 
people of Salem as the " town girls' room," or in more recent years 
as the group of practice rooms. The partitions were torn out, a 
new floor was laid, the walls papered in a handsome pattern, the 
woodwork and the floor painted, rows of electric lights placed in 
the ceiling, and thus the nearly or quite seventy pupils who gather 
in the Junior Class room for recitations and lectures are readily ac- 
commodated. The lighting is especially fine, and various occasions 
of a nature not calling for the chapel will, in the future, be held in 
this new and attractive ro©m. 

— Much has been done for the class rooms within the past 
years. All of the classes in the college department, including the 
laboratory, have been supplied with new appliances, and it will be 
but a small task to add the few remaining needs to the class rooms 
of the Preparatory Department, which are now also very com- 

— The members of the Senior Class had a ' ' sale ' ' some weeks 
ago to earn a few dollars to start the Class Annual Fund. They 
were very successful, and cleared a nice sum for that purpose. The 
work of getting out the Annual is a large one, but at the same time 
a happy one. 

— Already the pupils are looking forward to the Thanksgiving 

The Academy. 4377 

— The holiday on Founder's Day was a pleasing" success. The 
date was October 31. The weather had been unfavorable for some 
time previous, wet, or cold, or cloudy, but the day in question was 
in our favor. The sun was bright and clear, and the air bracing 
and invigorating, just such weather as one needed to make a day in 
the woods all that could be desired. The cars to transport the 250 
people to the Park were provided for us by Mr. Sigg, the superin- 
tendent of the Fries Manufacturing and Power Co., and the cheers 
which went up for Mr. Sigg, when he appeared at one time or an- 
other, showed that all appreciated his kindness and courtesy. The 
day was spent in making excursions into the country around the 
Park. Flat Rock was a favorite objective point, though excursions 
were made into the ravines and over the neighboring hills in search 
of persimmons, ferns and so on. Mrs. Clewell was the hostess of 
the day. She was right royally supported by members of the Fac- 
ulty, and all during the day their efforts to make it pleasant were 
felt by pupils and visitors. The lunch was grand. Mr. Pfohl came 
in for his contribution to the day's happiness at this point, and it is 
quite certain that such coffet as he planned for us was never before 
tasted on a similar occasion. In the evening Mr. Sigg and Mr. 
White were in the Chapel, and the Moving Pictures were thrown on 
the screen. Enthusiasm abounded, and thus the day closed in a 
most happy manner, another successful holiday added to the long- 
list of happy holidays of the past. 

— A slate roof is being placed on the roof of the Chapel con- 
nected with the Home church. 


Received for Alumnae Memorial Hall : 

Mrs. W. W. Moore for Memorial Door for 

Misses A. and L. Van Vleck $10 00 

Cash 50 

Messrs. G. C. Hine and F. B. Efird ...... 5 00 

Total to date, $19,468 13. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treas. 

4378 The Academy. 

fit iltQttrr Vein. 

Was Well Fixed. 

One of the churches in a little western town is so fortunate as 
to have a young woman as its pastor. She was called to the door 
of the parsonage one day, and saw there a much embarrassed young 
iarmer of the German type. 

" Dey said der minister lifed in dis house, " he said. 

"Yes," replied the fair pastor. 

" Veil — m, I vant to kit merrit !" 

"To get married? Very well, I can marry you," said the 
ministress, encouragingly. 

" Oh, but I got a girl alretty," was the disconcerting reply. 

His Golden Opportuuity. 

A Baltimore man tells of an address made to some school chil- 
dren in that city by a member of the Board of Trustees. 

"My young friends," said the speaker, "let me urge upon 
you the necessity of not only reading gefod books but also of owning 
them, so that you may have access to them at all times. Why, 
when I was a young man I used frequently to work all night to earn 
money to buy books, and then get up 1 efore daylight to read 

The After-College Girl's Complaint. 

A lady was calling on some friends one summer afternoon. 
The talk buzzed along briskly, fans waved, and the daughter of the 
house kept twitching and frowning uncomfortably, and making little 
smothered exclamations of annoyance. Finally, with a sigh, she 
arose and left the room. 

"Your daughter," said the visitor, "seems to be suffering from 
the heat." 

"No," said the hostess, "she's 'ust lack home from college, 
and is suffering from the family grammar." 
Easily Distinguished. 

" Why, Fannie," said the Baroness to her stylishly dressed 
cook, " it would be difficult to distinguish the lady from the cook." 

" Don't worry, madam," replied the cook, " the cooking would 

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Carrie Brewer. 

Daughtry— JoYNER.— June 7, ico6, Mr. Daughtry to Miss Mary Lee 

Carrel— Sawyer.— On Aug. 23, 1906, in Appleton, N. Y , Mr. Lynn 
Justus Carrel to Miss Edith Sawyer. 

Hege — Sumner. — On Sept. 26, 1906, Mr Walter J. Hege to Mrs. 
Blanche Thomas Sumner, both of Salem. N. C 

Kirsch — McCreary. — Mr. Walter Kirsch to Miss Lillian Mc- 

Murray— Hutchinson.— Ii June, 1906, Capt. C. G. Murray to Miss 
Ellen Hutchinson, ol Texas. 

Ridley— Purnell —On Oct. 10, 1906, in Raleigh, N C, Mr Robert 
Ridley to Miss Adelia E. Purnell. daughter of Judge Thos R. Purnell. 


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very unexpectedly, while visiting a friend 

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Vol. 30. Winston-Salem, N. C. , November, 1906. No. 259 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
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tions should be addressed to The Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


— Members of the Senior Class are having a handsome calendar 
printed, with views of the school, among them the handsome new 
picture of the front of Main Hall. This calendar will be a fine pres- 
ent to send to some friend in place of a Christmas card, and will be 
a memento which will be in view the entire year. The price of the 
calendar is 35 cents. Orders for the same may be left with Miss 
Alice Aycock. 

— Thanksgiving Day was appropriately celebrated in the Col- 
lege. A few of the pupils went home, but a number of guests were- 
present, so that the dining room was as full as if none had gone- 
away. We speak of the dining room in this connection since inti- 
mately connected with the day is the traditional turkey. The more 
than two dozen specimens of this distinctive American fowl were 
successfully attacked and vanquished during that happy hour. The 
enjoyment of the material blessings was enhanced by the hour of 
worship in the handsomely decorated church. The students are 
among the most earnest of the worshippers on all these occasions. 

4382 The Academy. 

— The work on the Class Annual is being rapidly pushed for- 
ward. The task is a heavy one, but the committee is strong, and 
we predict that the results will be very satisfactory. 

— It is with pleasure that we note that the several classes have 
taken up the task of rooting out the last vestige of dishonesty in 
recitations. Class organization based upon a platform like this will 
make the year a happy and successful one for the members. 

— We request intending pupils for January to apply as soon 
as possible. It will be remembered that we were able to accommo- 
date all who applied in September only at heavy expense, and the 
room gained in this way was all taken. We always have some va- 
cancies because of withdrawals after Christmas, but our rule, which 
is to make the last arrival as comfortable as the first one who regis- 
ters, makes it very desirable to have the mass of new arrivals as 
early as possible. 

— It is always a matter of thankfulness as each month in the 
history of a school year successfully closes. Where there are so 
many gathered together, where the parents are not only scattered 
from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast, but also in half a dozen for- 
eign lands, we feel happy with the successful completion of each of 
the periods of time throughout the year. The month of November 
witnesses all well. We have been spared any calamity by fire or 
tempest. The health has been good, even the one single case of 
serious illness being nicely convalescent, and the general progress 
of the school is certainly most satisfactory. One of the great 
causes for thankfulness is the large number of kindly letters from 
the patrons. With a kind feeling towards the school on the part 
of patrons, with loving care on the part of teachers, with a patriotic 
spirit among the pupils, and with the blessing of the Lord over all, 
it is not to be wondered at that the school enjoys a large and in- 
creasing patronage. 

The Academy. 4383 

— And now the happy Christmas season is again approaching. 
We will not say that coming events cast their shadow, rather that 
this coming event casts its bright sheen before its coming. We 
feel certain that those who go to their homes will have a pleasant 
time, and we are equally sure that those who remain at school will 
have a splendid time. The school does much for those who spend 
Christmas in Salem, and many pupils arrange to be in the school 
and enjoy the grand services in the old Home church. We do not 
wonder that a pupil rejoices to return home, but we have never 
known a pupil to express regret that she remained in old Salem at 
Christmas, the happiest season of the year. 

— Work on the new hall is progressing steadily, and by spring 
all will be finished. It is difficult for any one unacquainted with 
the facts to realize the interest and patriotism found in connection 
with this work. Not a detail but receives the most careful consid- 
eration. Not a day's labor but seems to be expended with the idea 
that the effort as a whole is really a monument. When completed 
the structure will not only be one of the best buildings in the State, 
but it will also be one of the most attractive structures. 

— The work of the Music Department has now been in the 
splendid new home long enough to be considered beyond the ex- 
perimental stage. Thus far the expressions have all been favorable. 
The light is so fine, both day and night ; the practice rooms are so 
-quiet and undisturbed because of their construction ; the general 
appearance is so pleasing and attractive ; the work can be carried 
on so easily, that altogether the removal of the Music Department 
to Memorial Hall seems to be a marked success, and will doubtless 
give an uplift not only to the one department but also the work of 
the entire institution. 

— We invite suggestions from our friends as to the best manner 
of celebrating the Commencement of '07. In addition to the grad- 

4384 The Academy. 

uation of the large class there will be several events which will be 
second only to the Centennial celebration itself. The newly finished 
Alumnae Centennial Memorial Hall will be presented. The splendid 
new organ will be in place, and will be used in connection with the 
occasion. And we feel certain that the occasion will be one which 
will call for reunions of classes, as well as visits from alumnae, 
patrons and many other friends. Let us make the occasion a great 
and a memorable one, and to this end we invite suggestions as to 
the best manner of signalizing the same. 


One of the special topics of interest this year has been and will 
be the new hall, and we believe the readers of The Academy will 
welcome from time to time a report of what has been done. Since 
last we greeted our friends at a distance we note that the walls have 
been finished and also the ceiling, and much work has been done 
on the lobby. The proscenium arch has also been completed. 

The walls were finished with sand brought from South Caro- 
lina, and give the effect of a light cream color. This tint is not 
only satisfying but it is beautiful. 

The proscenium arch is pure white, and is a beautiful frame for 
the large stage. 

The steel ceiling has been painted ivory white, with a gloss 
finish. This will serve as a reflector for the concealed lights which 
extend all around the hall, immediately below the curve of the 

The heavy canvas which is to serve as wainscoting has also 
been placed in position. This will be painted a mahogany color to 
correspond to the doors and other woodwork. 

At date of writing the scaffolding has not been removed, but in 
a short time it will be and then the splendid proportions of the hall 
will appear. 

The builders promise us soon to place the large cornice around 
the outside wall, and that will add much to the effectiveness of the 
outside appearance. 

The Academy. 4385 

In this connection we should mention the artistic manner in 
which Prof. Shirley has furnished his studio. This room is charm- 
ing in its outlook, is large and attractive, and is finished in white. 
Mr. Shirley recently received his splendid grand piano from Stein- 
way, and his happiness was such as to make every one about him 
happy. The arrangement of the attractive pictures on the walls, 
the new furniture and the plants all contribute to the attractiveness 
of the place. In this large studio are held the music faculty meet- 
ings, and private recitals will take place during the year. 

The past weeks have witnessed marked changes in the work, 
and the next month will probably see the unsightly scaffolding re- 
moved, and then first will the generous proportions appear. Cer- 
tainly the work thus far has been a pleasure to those who have 
labored so hard to gain the ends. , 


The annual meeting of the Wachovia Historical Society was 
held in the rooms of the Society the latter part of November. A 
number of interesting and valuable gifts were presented and admired 
by the interested company. In addition to the election of officers 
and other routine business, three papers were read by members of 
the association. 

The one was a historical sketch of the organization of the 
famous society known as the Ku Klux Klan. This was prepared 
by Dr. Frank Shaffner, Jr., and was read by Mr. Fred Bahnson. 
The essay treated of facts connected with this famous organization, 
of which every one knows, and about which so few really know 
anything. It displayed much study and was ably and interestingly 

The second paper was one written by Mr. Julius Lineback, 
treating of his experiences in the battle of Gettysburg and in the 
later portion of the Civil War. The monograph gives to us in per- 
manent form facts which would otherwise have passed away with 
the death of the writer, and not only was this paper thrillingly inter- 
esting but it is very valuable as history. 

4386 The Academy. 

The last paper was written and read by Mr. W. S. Pfohl, and 
was really the biography of a former resident of Salem, though the 
name was not mentioned. It is interesting to know that Mr. Pfohl 
gave this paper as facts gathered from conversations with the late 
Mr. Augustus Fogle, before his decease. The manner of present- 
ing the facts which were in the main humorous was that which is- 
peculiar to Mr. Pfohl. Those who heard his paper on the Infant 
School of former days will no doubt be able to form an idea of the 
humor of the entire article, and of the interest which was sustained 

The historical society is doing a good work, and deserves the 
support of all of our people. The suggestions which were made 
looking to the increased scope of the work calls for more money, 
and thdugh the sum is not large it is a necessity of the enlarged 
work is to go forward. 

£i)e Monty in % g>djool. 

— For some time past we have not been able to give all the 
news of the month because of other necessary articles. This month 
we will devote the larger part of the paper to the local items in the 
school-life and to the correspondence. 

— The Art Department has a large enrollment. Miss Sieden- 
berg not only having classes in drawing, painting, china and glass, 
decorating, but also in burnt wood work. The results of this latter 
class of work are very interesting. 

— A very interesting recital was given by the Piano and Elocu- 
tion Departments, Thursday, Nov. 22. The recital was attended 
by a large number of pupils, and was greatly enjoyed. 

— Little Beryl Rubinstein, the boy pianist, gave a concert in 
the chapel, Nov. 26. The little fellow is only 7 years old, but he 
has a selection of more than one hundred classic compositions from 
which the programme is made up, and without notes or aid of any 
kind save the memory he renders selection after selection of the 
most difficult classical music. The little fellow is a marvel in his 

The Academy. 4387 

way, but possibly it would be better for him at his tender age to 
play less on the piano and more in the fields if his own good is con- 
sidered. It may bring an income to the parents, but the mind of a 
seven year old boy will hardly stand the strain of " starring" after- 
noon and evening, day and night. 

— From various mysterious movements we infer that more ini- 
tiations were the order of the month in the Sororities, but as we did 
not receive an invitation to be present we will not be able to give a 
full report of the order of exercises in this number of our paper. 

— We trust that our readers will be pleased with our new cover. 
The design is, we think, both attractive and satisfying, and reflects 
credit on Mr. Rudy who prepared the same for us. 

— A valuable addition to the library is the ' ' History of our 
Country," by Prof. Ellis, in eight volumes. One set was placed in 
the Library and one set in the Junior Rooms, as this class is at this 
time engaged in studying advanced history of the United States. 

— The Thanksgiving Services in the Home Moravian church 
were largely attended. The decorations were handsome as is usually 
the case on this day. A large inscription was over the pulpit, and 
there were specimens of grain, vegetables, fruits and other articles 
which were calculated to call attention to our many material bless- 
ings. Bishop Rondthaler preached an inspiring sermon, and good 
cheer was abroad everywhere. The Sunday School children came 
to the service with sacks filled with good things, and these were 
sent as a donation to the Salem Home. A collection of money was 
taken up, and this was sent to the Twin-City Hospital. 

— The Vesper services are still as welcome and as greatly en- 
joyed as in the past. The programmes made out by the several 
room companies are so varied, and withal so pleasing that the friends 
look forward to them from week to week. There is a deep spirit- 
uality in these services, a restfulness to the spirit which carries with 
it an influence distinctly that of its own. May these services con- 
tinue to exert their beneficent influence on the school and the visit- 
ing friends. 

— The bell on Saturday evenings reminds us that the organiza- 
tion of the King's Daughters is still doing its quiet but excellent 

4388 The Academy. 

work. Will not some of the members tell us about the special work 
■of this year? The general reader will be interested and so, too, 
will the former members of the Society. 

— A number of the members of the faculty have formed a read- 
ing club, and meet with Mrs. Clewell once a week. Not only is 
the occasion beneficial from a literary point of view, but it also pro- 
motes sociability. 

— The special selection rendered by the young gentleman's 
band, in the Vesper Service recently, was the ' ' Holy City, ' ' and 
it was greatly enjoyed by all who were present. 

— Mr. Robert Rice has published a pamphlet giving a history 
of football in the Moravian Theological Seminary for the past years. 

— The Young Men's Christian Association and its friends in 
Winston-Salem are making a special effort to secure $50,000 for 
the purpose of erecting a building for the use of the Association. It 
is believed that the entire amount will be secured early in December. 

— The Boys' Band, under the direction of Mr. B. J. Pfohl, 
gave one of their pleasing concerts in the Academy chapel. The 
concert was largely attended, and the receipts, we learn, were very 

— Miss Helen Buck, who has been quite ill for several weeks is 
now rapidly convalescing, and will, no doubt, be able to resume 
tier studies after Christmas. 

— Nov. 15 had a decidedly wintry aspect. After dinner the 
clouds began to gather and an hour before dark the snow was falling 
as fast as if it were a day in January. It was interesting for many 
of the girls from the far South and all felt as if winter had arrived. 

— The Annual Provincial Conference o. the Southern Province 
of the Moravian Church was held in Kernersville the middle of 

— Heating of the school this year has been with coke. It has 
been discovered that good results are gained and the trouble arising 
from smoke has been done away. In many respects the use of 
coke is nearer to the use of wood than any fuel thus far tried in the 

The Academy 4389 

— Dr. Clewell has spent a number of evenings reading to the 
Seniors and other room companies after the lessons for the next day 
had been finished. The fancy work for Christmas kept the fingers 
busy while the mind followed the narrative. 

— The numbers in the Young People's Meeting have passed 
the five hundred mark. On a recent occasion 519 were present. 
The history of King Hezekiah is now the subject of the lectures. 

— The Co jmercial Department rooms are now in the two 
south rooms of what is known as the Old Annex or Bagge House. 
The one room is used for Shorthand, the other is used for Type- 

— Prof. Shirley recently sent his Steinway grand to the factory 
in New York and it was entirely rebuilt. All the parts subject to 
wear and deterioration were made new, and when it was received 
into the school again at the end of three months it was in reality a 
new instrument. All the usual tests were applied by the Professor 
to ascertain its true merits, and he feels that without doubt it is the 
finest instrument in this section of the country. 

— The very large number of pupils in the Piano Department 
has made it necessary to add a new S'Jeff to the collection of pianos. 
This new instrument was received early in November. 

— One of the happy improvements of the Fall was the installa- 
tion of the new heater in the chapel and dining room. The removal 
of the stoves from these large rooms was a necessity because of the 
very large]attendance, and it is found that in addition to the room 
gained there are other desirable results. The heating is more satis- 
factory, the appearance of the rooms is improved, and the labor is 
less. Hence among the very many improvements this is one of the 
most satisfactory. 

— The^large new hotel, The Zinzendorf, has been finished, and 
many things are being said in praise of both building and manage- 
ment. Wejeel certain that the patrons of the school will be pleased 
to know that there will be adequate space now to accommodate all, 
even at Commencement time. 

— The laying of the corner-stone of the new Masonic Temple 
was an occasion of marked interest and an imposing ceremony. 

4390 The Academy. 

Many visitors were here from a distance to take part in the exer- 
cises and to later enjoy the banquet at the Zinzendorf. 

— Twenty-seven nicely browned turkeys were needed to supply 
the wants of our school family, even though a score or two of the 
students were away with friends on that day. 

— The Bethlehem, Pa., Moravian Seminary for Young Women 
narrowly escaped destruction by fire in November. We congratu- 
late our neighbor on the preservation which was given them in the 
midst of this threatening calamity. 

— The Advent Vesper Service was in charge of the Seniors. 
The special programme consisted of a solo by Miss Kathleen Smith, 
an address by the Rev. E. S. Crosland, and a semi-chorus by the 
Seniors. One of the pleasing features was a small Christmas tree, 
arranged by Mrs. Clewell, just to give an advent hint that Christ- 
mas was near at hand. 

— Dr. Clewell will spend ten days early in December in visiting 
patrons in the eastern portion of the State. 

Mr. and Mrs. Welcker, of Knoxville, Tenn. , visited our 

towns, and Mrs. Welcker will remain several weeks. 

— Mr. Smith and Mr. Boger came in from Concord, and spent 
Thanksgiving with their daughters. 

— Mr. Little, of Charlotte, made a brief visit to his nieces. 

— Mr. and Mrs. Bernhardt were in Winston-Salem a few days 

— Mr. Brown, of Greenville, Tenn., spent a few days with his 
sisters end of November. 

— The number of visitors at Thanksgiving was large, and The 
Academy regrets that it failed to secure a full list of the names. 

— The Judge was at dinner in the new household when the 

young wife asked : 

" Did you ever try any of my biscuits, Judge?" 

"No," said the Judge, "I never did, but I dare say they 

deserve it." 

The Academy. 4391 

from alumna and other friends. 

All communications for this Department should be addressed to The Academy, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. Teachers, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when the letters relate to matters of interest to our 

— Several months have elapsed since we have printed commu- 
nications from our former pupils and patrons. The letters have 
been preserved, and even though in some instances the dates may 
be old the pleasure of reading the cardial words will be none the 
less. Our first letter is from Mobile, Ala. , and is as follows : 

"I inclose $1.00 for my subscription to The Academy. I 
hope that you are all well and that the dear old school is prosper- 
ous. Remember me kindly to your mother, to Mrs. Clewell, and 
to your sister, Mrs. Jenkins. I recall with pleasure the time spent 
among the Moravians, and often wish I could enjoy sitting in the 
orderly, peaceful Home church, and listen to the words of wisdom 
so eloquently and naturally spoken by your gifted and loveable 

1 ' I regard you and Mrs. Clewell as personal friends, and trust 
that we may meet some day. Agnes Belle is well. As I write I 
hear her at the piano studying her music. She joins me in kindly 
remembrance to all our friends. Sincerely, yours, 

"Agnes Winston Goldsby." 

— "Your note should certainly have had an earlier reply, but 
the closing days of the Legislature have kept me in such a rush that 
I find I am sadly behind in all matters of a social nature. I think 
your suggestion of a gathering of the old Salem girls a delightful' 
one, and hope later in the Spring we can carry it into effect and 
can have the pleasure of having you and Mrs. Clewell with us. 

" At present I am preparing to take a well-earned rest. from my 
"arduous labors" of the past two months, but when I return, if 
Governor Glenn does not bury me beneath a mountain of " Com- 
mencement orations," I will talk the matter over with Annie Hill, 
and when we reach some definite conclusion will write you in regard 
to our plans. 

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' ' Was sorry your stay in Raleigh was such a short one, and 
trust that your next visit may not be so hurried. With kindest 
regards to Mrs. Clewell, Miss Lehman, Dr. Rondthaler and your- 
self, I am, most sincerely, 

"Lillian Thompson." 

- "The school which I am teaching (Spring of 1906) was a 
good one, and now I have a subscription school of twenty pupils 
which I am teaching alone. I really enjoy teaching, and hope I 
can do better work after having more experience. 

•' Being so near Salem I have enjoyed so much the little visits 

I have made to the Academy on my way to and from home. The 

girls all seem so happy and it is so good to go back. Please give 

my love to Mrs. Clewell. 

" Brietz Thom." 

— "Your letter and the enclosure reached me, and I thank 
you for the recommendation. You and the Professor have been 
better than I deserve, but I shall try harder than ever to justify 
your good opinions. 

"Isn't this Spring weather glorious? I know how beautiful 
the campus will be looking soon, and it makes me hungry for a 
sight of the dear old place. All the fruit trees are blooming over 
here, and Summer doesn't seem far off. I've been riding horse- 
back a good deal since I came from home, also reviving some old 
accomplishments that I thought forgotten. You wouldn't believe 
I could make such good candy and keep house so well. Jane and 
Miss Luda write to me often, and I feel guilty when they tell me 
how busy they are. Prof, would be disgusted if he knew how little 
I am practicing. I am, sincerely, yours, 

" Ethel Jeter." 

— "I am glad to read of your prosperity and improvement since 
I was there in 1840. How tired we would get, and teachers would 
try to make us sit up straight. But we learned. I am behind with 
my dues to the school paper, and will try to do better. Wishing 
you success in all your efforts to do good, I am, the friend of Salem, 

"E. B. Allison." 

— " I do not know whether any one has told you of our loss. 
On July 19 of last year we had the sorrowful misfortune to lose our 

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dear little baby girl, 4 months old. Little Camilla Helen was sick 
for over a month, and suffered very much. We still miss her and 
always will. 

" You will be surprised to hear that I am studying Shorthand, 
and have been for several months. I find it quite hard, and now I 
wish I had studied it while with you at school. 

' ' I am glad to note that the school is prosperous, and hope it 
will continue so. Please give my love to dear Miss Lehman. 

" I remain, with love and good wishes, your fond pupil, 
"Annie Vaughan Scrivener." 

— One of our patrons in Georgia writes the following cordial 
letter, but as it is a private letter we will not give the name, fearing 
that there might possibly be an objection on his part to the printing 
of a personal communication. He says: "I am glad that my 
daughter has taken such a good stand in. her classes, and that she 
is so well pleased. I hope that she has been a good girl and will 
continue to advance. I am convinced that you have the best school 
in the country, and will send another daughter to you soon. With 
best wishes, I am, very truly, your friend, -. 

— The following letter will explain itself : — 

"Find enclosed a check for $40, which you will please use 
as a Memorial for my husband, Mr. S. E. Allen, from his children. 
I will leave the selection of a memorial to you, as you know best 
what to do. Sincerely, 

Concord, N. C. " Laura Allen." 


Received for Alumnae Memorial Hall : 

Memorial pillar, supporting balcony, in memory of 

Mr. S. E. Allen, by his children $40 00 

Miss Lena Sessoms, Class '93 5 00 

Miss Amy Van Vleck, (Academy subscription). . . 1 00 

Total to date, $19,509 13. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treas. 

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$n fLigftter Vein. 

A Personal Demonstration. 

— Chatting in leisurely fashion with Prince Bismark in Berlin, 
Lord Russell asked the Chancellor how he managed to rid himself 
of importunate visitors, whom he could not refuse to see, but also 
stuck like burrs when once admitted. 

''Oh," replied Bismark, "I have my easy escape. My wife 
knows people of this class very well, and when she is sure there is a 
bore here and sees them staying too long, she manages to call me 
away on some plausible pretext. ' ' 

Scarcely had he finished speaking when the Princess Bismark 
appeared at the door. 

"My dear," she said to her husband, "you must come at 
once and take your medicine ; you should have taken it an hour 

Drove Him Mad. 

They took him to the sanitorium, moaning feebly: "Thirty- 
nine, thirty-nine." 

" What does he mean by that?" the attendant inquired. 

"It's the number of buttons on the back of his wife's new 
frock," the family doctor explained." 

A Bad Case of Sabbath Breaking. 

On a recent Monday morning the pastor of a church in Vir- 
ginia was the recipient of a basket of strawberries brought to him 
by a little girl of the parish. 

" Thank you very much, my dear," said the minister. "These 
berries are as fine as any I've ever seen. I hope, however, that you 
did not gather them yesterday — the Sabbath. ' ' 

" No, sir," replied the child. " I pulled 'em early this morn- 
in', but they was a growin' all day yesterday." 

Judge — " Do you solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole 
truth and nothing but the truth." 
Witness — " I do." 

Judge — " What is your occupation ?" 
Witness — " I am employed in the Weather Bureau." 
Judge — "You are excused. 

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Where is " S. F. College. 

An eminent judge in Illinois has in his possession a gold-headed 
cane which he got from a Federal soldier, who in turn secured the 
cane in the South during the Civil War. The cane bears the in- 
scription " S. F. College. ' ' Possibly it was presented to the presi- 
dent or to a professor. The judge now wishes to return the cane to 
the institution whence it came. If the reader knows of any institu- 
tion from which the cane may have come he will confer a favor by 
writing to President Thos. W. Lingle, Blackburn College, Carlin- 
ville, Illinois. 

Bransford — David. — On Nov. 7th, 1906, in the Baptist church of 
Dillon, S. C, Mr. Elbert O. Bransford to Miss Annie M. David. 

Mack — Wesloskey. — On Nov. 20, i9o6,in Temple B'nai Israel, Albany, 
Ga., Mr. Alfred Leo Mack to Miss Jeanette E. Weslosky. 

Kapp— Bynum.— On Nov. 22, 1906, in Winston-Salem, N. C, Mr. Thos. 
E. Kapp to Miss Annie Bynum. 

Our line of STATIONERY, in Tablets and Box Goods, is 
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When you can't come call 159. 


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Vol. 30. Winston-Salem, N. C. , December, 1906. No. 260' 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to Tut Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

3B tutorial. 

— In a recent interview with a friend ex-governor Aycock ex- 
pressed his intention to be with us on the occasion of our Com- 
mencement in May. This will be a great pleasure to his numerous- 
friends and admirers in our section. 

— We call attention to our new cover, which we think will 
please our readers. The cover does not make the paper any more 
than the clothing makes the man. Still, a good suit of clothes is 
desirable, and a neat cover is attractive. 

— The near approach of the completion of the Alumnae Memo- 
rial Hall calls attention to the fact that one of the very desirable 
things in connection with the same is a grand piano. With the 
splendid auditorium, the great organ, and the fine instruction de- 
partment, the platform should have a grand piano which in every 
way should be in keeping with its surroundings. This gift would 

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make a beautiful memorial to some loved one. Is there not some 
friend in our city or elsewhere who will present this memorial so as 
to bring often before the large gathering of friends loving thoughts 
of some dear one, whether the dear one be living or possibly one 
who has already "gone before." This appeal is made with the 
hope that this beautiful memorial will be placed side by side with 
the many other tributes which have been gradually gathered in our 
great Hall, which will be filled with tokens of the sweetest and ten- 
derest nature. Who will respond ? 

— The plans for the Commencement occasion are being earn- 
estly worked out, but are not sufficiently advanced to be ready for 
announcement in this delayed December issue of our paper. We 
hope to publish the January number about two weeks after this 
number is mailed to our subscribers, and possibly in that number a 
general outline of the programme can be announced. 

— It affords us pleasure to announce that Hon. J. H. Small, 
Member of Congress from Washington, N. C. , has been invited to 
.deliver the address on Commencement morning, and that he has 
consented to favor us on that occasion. This announcement will be 
welcomed by all our readers, for Mr. Small is not only an able 
speaker, but is one who is deeply interested in educational matters 
.and is a personal friend to many of our patrons and Alumnae. 

— A very large number of the pupils left for their homes at the 
close of recitations. This year the school remained together prac- 
tically without a break in its numbers until the closing day. This 
is a great satisfaction to the faculty, and materially promotes the 
benefits of the class room work. 

— Although this number of The Academy is late in appear- 
ance we will not give a sketch of the Christmas celebration until the 
January number. This is the month in which it should appear. 

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A Visit to Eastern Carolina. 

The Academy has received from Dr. Clewell a brief account 
of a very pleasant visit which he made to a number of the patrons 
and friends in Eastern Carolina. It was impossible to include in a. 
small space all the experiences of the ten days, but the outline 
which follows will indicate the pleasant experiences of the official 

At Selma he met Mr. Hudson, who resides at Smithfield, only 
four miles distant. At Rocky Mount he was the guest of Mr. and 
Mrs. Petty, and while in the city was introduced to the Methodist 
Episcopal Conference in session at that time. 

After a brie, but very pleasant stay at Rocky Mount he con- 
tinued his journey to Washington, N. C. While in Washington he 
was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Baugham. Visits were made to all 
of the homes of the parents of the present pupils. There are now 
in the school the following pupils from Washington : Misses Nor- 
ileet Bryant, Linda Moore, Caddie Fowle, Helen and Hattie Jones, 
Reba DuMay, Mary Clyde Hassell and Pattie Baugham. In addi- 
tion to the homes of the present patrons he visited a large number 
of former patrons and alumnae, and filled the pulpit of the M. E. 
Church morning and evening. 

From Washington the visit took him to Greenville, where he 
called at the homes of Misses Margaret Skinner and Vernessa Smith. 

A couple of hours' run brought him to Tarboro, where he was 
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Ashburn, the home of Miss Mary Keehln. 
Mr. Ashburn kindly drove him some six or eight miles into the 
country, where he greeted the parents of Misses E. and E. Mayo. 

Elm City was the next objective point, and there a few hours 
were spent pleasantly in the homes of Misses Elizabeth and Pattie 
Vick. Continuing the journey to Wilson greetings were extended 
to the friends of Misses Ximena Roberts and Sallie Morris. Un- 
der the very kind guidance of Mrs. Doan Herring (Miss Maggie 
Bridgman) a brief visit was made to the homes of all Of the Wilson 
alumnae, as well as to other interested friends. As time was limited 
the visits had of necessity to be brief, and so Dr. Clewell hastened 
to Fremont. 

At Fremont he called upon the parents of Misses Elizabeth 

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Aycock, Flora Aycock, Norma Flowers, Nettie Hooks, Nannie 
Dickenson and Bertha Bogue. This'visit included a pleasant drive 
into the surrounding- country, and this was an addition to the other 

Goldsboro is not far from Fremont, and at the former city visits. 
were made to the homes of Misses Hannah Dewey, LeMay Dewey, 
Alice Aycock and Evelyn Hooten. 

The ten days which it was possible to take away from home- 
having expired the return to Winston-Salem was a necessity, and 
with the usual delays home was reached late on Saturday evening. 

The visit was a real pleasure aside from the official aspect. But 
considering it from an official standpoint it is safe to say that great 
benefit was derived from coming thus into personal contact with the 
parents and the homes of the pupils. If visiting is necessary for the 
pastor of a congregation among his members, visiting seems equally 
necessary on the part of the president of a college. 

And then the renewal of the friendships among the former 
pupils is a pleasing feature. During these ten days visits were made 
to between twenty-five and thirty-alumnae. It was a pleasure to go- 
into the new homes. Some were well established. Others were 
just being built. But in all cases the welcome was most cordial, 
and this was by no means a small feature of the journey. 

A cordial invitation was extended to both patrons and alumnae 
as well as to other friends to be present at Commencement in May 

Dr. Clewell requests The Academy to extend his most hearty 
thanks to all of the kind friends who in any way contributed to the 
pleasure of the visit which has been thus briefly described 

— On Tuesday night before Christmas the annual concert given 
by members of the Music and Elocution Departments at the Pine 
Chapel, in the cotton mill settlement on South Side was largely 
attended. Prof. Shirley had the management and was assisted by 
Prof. Storer, Miss Erwin. Some 15 young ladies besides took part 
in recitations, vocal solos and part songs. The superintendent of 
Pine Chapel desires us to return the hearty thanks of the Sunday 
School to all who in any way so kindly assisted in this rare treat. 

The Academy 4401 

That" Hare and Hound Chase. 

[It was during the latter part of the Christmas recess that a 
proposition was made to organize a party and engage in what is 
"known as a Hare and Hound Chase. It was a strenuous proposi- 
tion, but about twenty of the pupils responded to the call of their 
companions, and the chase took place on Saturday afternoon. The 
distance of the run was three and a half miles before the pursued 
were overtaken by the pursuers, and the time was about 12 minutes 
to the mile, a good record when the nature of the ground and the 
briars, the barbed wire fences and the hills, the marshes and the 
undergrowth are taken into consideration. Adding the return trip 
the entire run was seven miles. The girls were well escorted, the 
experience was novel, and all were happy with no unpleasant after 
effects. — Ed. Academy.] 

On the 29th of December everything was excitement in the 
Academy. This day had been set apart for an outing in the shape 
of a " hare and hound chase. ' ' 

Immediately after "dinner the cohorts were gathered for the 
fray. The fleet hares, half a dozen in number, loaded down with 
bags of cut paper, were gathered around the front of Dr. Clewell's 
home, prepared to give the hounds a lively chase. 

At exactly four and one-half minutes before two o'clock, with 
one dash, they were off through the pleasure grounds, through 
meadows, across fields, into bogs, 

"With water to right of them, 
Mud to the left of them, 
Water and mud in front of them, 
And hounds behind them !" 

Such a splashing and wading and falling until this insignifi- 
cant (?) obstruction had been passed ! When firm footing was 
again reached, in order to mislead the fast approaching hounds, a 
number of the hares hid themselves under the limbs of a fallen 
cedar. Then the remaining ones were on again up hill, through 
pine forests, over gulleys and across creeks to the edge of another 
marsh, where, unfortunately, (?) the paper gave out, and these 
were obliged to secrete themselves among the briers and bushes 
which stretched out some distance before them. 

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Ten minutes after their departure the impatient hounds took 
up the trail left by the preceding hares. Soon their number was 
decreased by the desertion of one, who decided that the peaceful 
Academy was more preferable than the strenuous exertions of the 
pack. The rest, none the less daunted, dashed bravely forward, 
encouraged now and then by a glimpse of their prey. 

Suddenly confronted by a "dismal swamp" they hesitated, 
but only for a moment when the four who by this time had become 
separated from the more slow-footed of the pack, plunged bravely 
forward, stimulated by a full view of the hares immediately on the 
other side. The miry and soggy footing impeded their progress. 
With sighs of relief they gained the opposite bank, but lo ! their 
prize had departed. Not noticing some hares hidden among the 
cedars, they took up the trail with fresh vigor, determined ere long 
to run down their tired prey. 

Again proceeding through woods, over fences, along fields, — 
the van of the hounds arrived at the end of the trail, by which they 
understood that their victims were near. This supposition was veri- 
fied by the discovery of the same among the elder bushes. Await- 
ing the coming of the stragglers it was found that two were missing 
together with the undiscovered hares. 

While the company rested a messenger was dispatched, who, 
upon arriving at. the end of the marsh, found the hares gone, and 
was about to return, when he was attracted by the despondent cries 
of two hounds, hopelessly floundering in the mud. 

After assisting them to a place of safety, and directing them to 
the whereabouts of their companions, the messenger set out to seek 
the missing hares. When he had scoured the woods in vain for ten 
or fifteen minutes, he at last beheld them in the distance, slowly 
plodding homeward their weary way, and after ascertaining their 
identity he returned to the waiting companions and reported the 
successful -result of his search. 

With merry hearts and muddy clothes they started back, but 
instead of re-crossing the marsh they skirted the same, and by 
means of by-roads and railroads arrived safely home, prepared to 
enjoy a good supper and an evening of pleasant discussion, looking 
forward to peaceful and happy dreams. 

■ [Signed] Uncle Gus. 

N. B. — Jimpty is well and happy, having survived all dangers 
of rheumatism fraught by the chase. 

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The King's Daughters of 'o6—'o7. 

" Do all the good you can." 
" To all the people you can." 
" Just every time you can." 
" In every way you can." 

" Look up and not down." 
' ' Look forward and not back. ' ' 
" Look out and not in." 
" Lend a hand." 

In accordance with the request of the editor we hereby, in the 
name of our entire organization, extend our heartiest greetings for 
the New Year to all general readers of The Academy, and espe- 
cially to all former members of our branch of the King's Daughters' 
Circle. In regard to our ex-members we feel there is still a tie that 
binds us together in spirit, and that through the medium of our col- 
lege paper this can be strengthened. 

During the past session our Circle has been blessed with as> 
large a membership as it has ever witnessed. With 118 names on 
the roll the average attendance has been between 80 and 90. Miss 
Fogle, our leader, has put forth her best efforts to make our half- 
hour weekly meetings impressive. Through example and precept 
she has endeavored not only to arrest the attention of her hearers 
but to impress upon them the fact what a true King's Daughter 
ought to be, and. in the heart of many a member she has aroused, 
the desire and the prayer to strive to do every thing ' ' In His 
Name," to always keep our banner bright, and to be loyal "Daugh- 
ters of the King ' ' in deed and in truth. 

Some of our services have been especially effective. On one 
occasion Dr. and Mrs. Rondthaler were with us. In his short talk 
the Bishop left with us the thought that we each one of us had a 
gift, whether great or small ; that it was our duty as Christian young 
girls to make use of our opportunities in developing these to the 
glory of our Maker and to the happiness of our fellow-creatures, 
these in our case being our companions here in school. 

On another occasion, it was in the beginning of November,, 
just during that time when nature puts on her brightest colorings, 
when the mocking- and the red-bird sing their farewell lays before- 

4404 The Academy. 

their departure for the winter, our eyes were opened to these 
'beauties all around us by an especial service on this subject. The 
thought was given that many of us passed through the world and 
through life never seeing the beautiful in either, and that by so 
doing all our sorrows and perplexities only added to the blight, in- 
stead of which they ought be just a bit of darkness to enhance the 
sunshine, only the cloud with a silver lining. 

Our sweetest service so far, however, was the one on the even- 
ing of Dec. 15, the last one in the old year. The hall had been 
decorated as a reminder of the beautiful season before us. In the 
faint glimmer of the burning tapers on the tree and around the pres- 
ident's table two of our girls very impressively sang " Silent Night" 
as a duet, and four others closed the service by singing ' ' Beautiful 
Isle of Somewhere," arranged for ladies' voices. In this service 
Miss Fogle explained to us the significance of Christ's coming on 
earth, the real meaning of the angel's : " Glory to God in the high- 
est and on earth peace, good will toward men. ' ' The entire meet- 
ing left a lasting impression hardly to be forgotten by any of those 

The King's Daughters' Circle has a second mission, however, 
and our division has been striving to live up to that part of the 
motto, "Lend a Hand." During the past session we have been 
sending a little boy to school. Besides this Miss Fogle has, in the 
name of the organization, rendered assistance wherever she found it 
necessary. One poor family, especially, where four little children 
lay sick with typhoid fever and the father had died of that disease, 
solicited our sympathy and our aid. The poor mother seemed very 
-grateful for the little we could do. 

On Thanksgiving Day, as is our custom, a number of volun- 
teers carried baskets of provisions to a few of the many families who 
were in sore distress. By reason of the liberal giving of all the 
members we were permitted to cheer eighteen homes, a number 
more than last year. 

Thus, to quote one of our mottoes, we are trying to "Be not 
simply good, but good for something." To "Do the kindly, 
helpful thing" is ever our aim, and by making others happy we are 
happy ourselves, and find favor in the sight of One who said : "To 
give is more blessed than to receive." 

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AH communications for this Department should be addressed to The Academy, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. Teachers, as well as friends residing in* the towns are invited to send us letters 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when the letters relate to matters of interest to our 

— We give to our readers this month a few letters which have 
been received from patrons and friends. It will be a source of 
great pleasure to receive information from our large circle of friends 
which we in turn can supply to our readers, and thus unite former 
acquaintances who would in no other way learn of the history of 
beloved former companions. 

" Enclosed please find $1.00 for renewal of our subscription to 
The Academy. I notice by the wrapper that our subscription ex- 
pired Sept., '95, and I thank you for continuing to send it in spite 
of our carelessness. 

"We are all real well, and have had a very pleasant Winter 
Anna and Sallie Adams are living in Atlanta at present, and, of 
course, we have enjoyed their companionship. 

" I suppose that you know that Carrie (Mrs. Crenshaw) has a 
son, Ollinger, — he is a fine fellow of nearly two years now, and, of 
course, we are delighted with him. 

"Hope that you are all well, and that everything is going 
nicely at the Academy. With kindest regards to you all in which 
the others join me, I am, yours, most sincerely, 

Atlanta, Ga. " Kate Felton Ollinger." 

— " Enclosed you will find P. O. Money Order for 50 cents, 
my subscription for The Academy. That one letter of Mother 
Moore's, in the last issue was worth a year's subscription. 

" With best wishes and New Year's greetings from your pupil 
of '97. Marvin Cole." 

Hillsboro, N. C. 

— " It has been a long time since you have heard from Maggie 
McDowell of '78, but through all these years of silence she has 
loved dear old Salem and prayed God's blessing on all her interests. 

4406 The Academy. 

Mr. Siler was almost an invalid, and, as a last resort we came away 
out here to West Texas, where he has been greatly benefitted. 
Here, too, I have met Salem girls, Mrs. Friebele, the wife of a 
Moravian missionary, and her daughter, Mrs. Raw, and Mrs. Dr. 
West, whose maiden name was Walt. She is quite an old lady T 
with grandchildren almost grown, and her mind goes back to Salem 
days, and she is very anxious to have a copy of the Botany they 
used in her day at the Academy. If you have one please mail at 
once to my care, and I will remit the pi ice and postage. When in 
Asheville, N. C. , I always go to see Alice Milligan Ramsay, who is 
the same dear old beautiful Alice of Salem days. I hope to see 
Lucy Sims Clark next week as the Press Convention meets here. 
I wonder if Miss Vogler, Miss Lehman, Miss Chitty, Miss Steiner, 
Miss Fogle, Mollie Butner, Sallie Watkins of Winston-Salem, and 
hosts of other loved ones — my dear Misses Shaffner — are still living. 
Ah ! those dear old Salem days and Salem friends ! they are so 
near and yet so far, far away. Why I am a gray-haired woman, 
and Arnold, my eldest boy, named for Dr. Miller, of Charlotte, 
graduates in the High School here this month, his brother is in the 
t th Grade, and baby Louise, our little musician of ten, is in the 5th 
Grade. But Salem is just as near and dear as twenty-five years 
ago, and I would rather be myself and have been a Salem girl than 
be Lady Curzon and not bear that honor. Please send me several 
copies of The Academy for distribution, and you will hear again 
from Maggie McDowell of 1878, now 

San Angelo, Tex. "Mrs. Jesse W. Siler." 

— The following is from an esteemed patron and friend : 
' ' To say that we appreciate what you have done for our little 
girl but poorly expresses our feelings. And we feel that much is 
due you and your associates for the fact that our daughter is "de- 
veloping into a fine young woman," and we can but feel proud that 
she is coming up to our expectations. But the moral influence of 
your institution is above price. Trusting that with God's protect- 
ing care and your scrutinizing eye that she may return to us after 
her education is completed the same little innocent girl that we 
placed in your care is our daily prayer. 

" I am, sincerely yours, 

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— The Advent Vesper services were unusually bright and 
happy occasions. The Christmas songs were very carefully prac- , 
ticed and were sung with spirit and with power. The printed ser- 
vice breathed out the joys of the approaching season, and the girls 
were part'cularly happy in the selection of the visitors who delivered 
the addresses. On one occasion the little Christmas tree gave pleas- 
ure to all who were present, and the candles surrounding the same 
spoke eloquently of the approaching Christmas season. The Vesper 
Services have done a good work in the life of the School. 

— The large number of pupils who left at the close of recita- 
tions was a jolly and happy company, and it was easy to imagine 
how great was the joy received and given by the returning party of 
young people to the home roof. 

— The past month has witnessed further progress in the work 
on the Alumnae Memorial Hall. The scaffolding has been removed 
from the interior, and the generous proportions of the large audito- 
rium appear for the first time. The floor has been laid on the plat- 
form, and the balcony is being finished. The wainscoting has been, 
put on the walls in hall and lobby and painted. The scaffolding for 
the cornice work around the exterior has been erected, and soon, 
this part of the structure will be finished. The month just closed 
has witnessed marked progress in the work. 

— While in Boston recently Prof. Storer called at the factory of 
the builders of our grand organ. He reports that the work is pro- 
gressing rapidly, and that it will very soon be put in place in the 
factory and tested, preparatory to shipment. The instrument will' 
no doubt be forwarded later in the winter or in the early Spring. 

— Several meetings of those interested in the music of the Twin 
City have been held, and plans for the proposed musical festival to 
be held in May have been discussed. We hope that by the time 
our next number is printed the plans will be sufficiently matured to 
enable us to print the same. The treat in store for our people and 
the visitors is a great one if what is being considered is carried out. 

4408 The Academy 

— Bishop Rondthaler visited Concord, N. C. , in December, 
and a week or two later he visited Charleston, S. C. At both of 
these places he preached and delivered addresses. 

— Clarence and John Clewell, Jr., spent the vacation at home, 
and early in January returned to Pennsylvania. 

— Miss Lehman has a splendid specimen of mushroom, very 
large, which was presented to her by one of her former pupils. 

— Just before the close of school "Marley's Ghost" was read 
in the school chapel to a large number of the pupils. The electric 
lantern loaned to the school by Col. Fries was used, and the views 
were shown to great advantage. A recent writer has said that in 
this story the true Chrismas idea has been incorporated, perhaps to 
a greater extent than in any other book or composition. That 
there is truth in this statement is shown by the fact that from year 
to year large numbers attend the readings, and in some instances 
pupils will attend four or five consecutive years. This custom of 
reading the Christmas Carol has been observed for more than twenty 

— A number of evenings have been given to visits in the sev- 
eral room companies by the Principal, the programme of the visits 
being the readings of selections from one or another of the classic 
writers. The request usually is for a " stirring selection." 

— Prof. Shirley and some friends went into the neighborhood 
of our towns on one of their well known tramps, and found a field 
in which were a number of very fine specimens of Indian arrow 
heads. Some were perfect in shape, some seemed to have been 
partly finished and then thrown to one side, and in some cases they 
found the flint in the rough, apparently ready for the work to begin. 
One of the interesting features is that the flint fs brought to the 
place from some other point, not being found in that field as a native 
stone. This points to the fact that the field was either the site of a 
former Indian village, or that it was a place which might have been 
called an ' ' arrow factory, ' ' or possibly it was the scene of a fight 
in which many arrows were discharged by the combatants. The 
unfinished pieces of flint seem to point to the former theory. 

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— By a change in the schedule a new train was put on between 
Greensboro and Winston-Salem on Sunday, January 6. This will 
make connection with the train from the South, passing Greensboro 
in the night. This will be a great convenience for our friends from 
the South, and it means that in the future passengers will be able to 
come through to our towns without delay, at whatever time they 
reach Greensboro. It also means that passengers going north can 
leave Winston-Salem at about nine o'clock in the evening and make 
close connection with the northbound train, instead of having a 
delay of four or five hours as is now the case. 

— The warm weather during the latter part of February caused 
the buds on the trees to swell, and some of the bulbs placed in the 
ground in the Fall began to sprout. This is too early to be safe for 
the tender growth, and the lovers of flowers are wishing for colder 

— Miss Wagoman has taken charge of the new Memo na l Hall 
building, and will look out for the care and the comfort of those 
whose duties call them to work in the Music Department. 


Received for Alumnae Memorial Hall : 

— We are pleased this month to acknowledge several gifts for 
the Hall. The first is from our little friends in Class B, under the 
direction of Miss Siewers. This patriotic effort on the^part of our 
younger pupils promises well for the future interest in school affairs. 
We hope Class B will continue its good work and that other classes 
will "go and do likewise." 

The Junior Class has added another gift, and we feel sure that 
it will continue its interest in the good cause. 

On this subject of work among the classes we will add that the 
Freshmen are carefully considering a large proposition, and if they 
see their way clear to carry out cheir plans it will probably be one 
of the most pretentious efforts thus far made by a class. Just here 
we will add that January should be the month when all plans are 

4410 . The Academy. 

made, and we hope that each room company and each class will 
arrange a ' ' sale ' ' or some similar effort for the cause. 
. ,. ; While on a recent visit to Tarboro Mrs. Ashburn expressed 
her good wishes for the Alumnae Hall, and showed her interest by 
adding the generous gift noted below : • . • 

"Class B" in Nov., 1906. ....$25 83 

Junior Class, in Oct., 1906. 30 00 

Mrs. Henry Keehln Ashburn 5 00 

Total to date, $19,569 96. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treas. 

$n Etgijter Wit. 

An Easy One. 

'" Wilson — " Here's a problem for you, old man. A donkey 

was tied to a rope six feet long ; eighteen feet away there was a 

bundle of hay, and the donkey wanted to get at the hay. How 

did he manage it?" 

Sharp — "Oh, I've heard that one before. You want me to 

say, ' I give it up,' and then you'll say, ' So did the donkey.' " 
Wilson — " Not at all. " 
Sharp— -' ' Then how did he do it ?' ' 
Wilson — " Just walked up to the hay and ate it." 
Sharp — " But you said he was tied to a rope six feet long." 
Wilson — "So he was, . But, you see, the rope wasn't tied to 

anything ! Quite simple, isn't it?" 

A sailor named Taylor was wrecked on a whaler, — the sea was 

about to prevail, 
When, lucky for Taylor, the foundering whaler caught up with a 

slumbering whale, 
" In order to sail her to harbor," said Taylor, " myself I'll avail o' 

this gale." 
So Taylor, the whaler, the sail o' the whaler did nail o'er the tail o' 

the whale. 

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Manson— Johnston — Jn Asheville, N. C, on Nov.. 21, 1906, by Bishop 
Rbndthaler, Mr. J. R. Manson to Miss Frances Johnston. 

Rose— Miller, — On Nov. 29, 1906, Mr. Sam Rose to Miss Bertha 
Miller, both of Winston. 

Farthing— Warren. — On Dec. 12, 1906, Mr. W. Patrick Farthing 
to'Miss Bessie Warren, both of Durham, N. C. 

Eldridge— Stockton. — In Salem, N. C, Dec. 18, 1906, Mr. Julius 
Eldridge to Miss Julia Stockton. 

Rayall— Smitherman —In Troy, N. C, on Dec. 19, 1906, Rev. Wil- 
liam Richard Rayall to Miss Ina Smitherman. 

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Vol. 30. Winston-Salem, N. C, Januuary, 1907. No. 261!- 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-vear, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
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— The programme for Commencement presented this month 
will be read with interest. It will be noted that while much of the 
time is given to professional effort, the full quota is also assigned to 
the graduates and their several occasions, and we may justly add 
that the patrons' convenience has also been considered in that Com- 
mencement closes Tuesday morning as in the past. It is true that 
the exercises begin one day earlier, but the important occasion of 
the opening of the new hall and the presentation of the great organ 
carries with it the call for this additional day. We cordially invite- 
patrons and alumnae, as well as the lovers of music in general, to 
arrange to meet with us on what will certainly be a modest but very 
enjoyable musical festival in May next. 

— A pleasant chat with Hon J. H. Small, our Commencement 
orator, assures us that he will be an interested visitor to our Com- 
mencement occasion. He now hopes to be with us during the en- 
tire season, and promises us the further pleasure of entertaining. 
Mrs. Small at the same time. 

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The Commencement Programme is now complete, as far as 
relates to the several occasions, though the names of some of the 
speakers and musicians will be given later. A description of the 
special plans connected with the opening of the new Alumnae Me- 
morial Hall, and the outlines of the delightful musical occasions will 
be published next month. 

The Academy takes this occasion to suggest to the class offi- 
cers of the past years that 1907 is specially fitted for class reunions. 
We will be pleased to give our best efforts to promote a movement 
of this kind at this time. If, however, reunions are to be held 
there should be no delay in announcing the same. 


Friday, May ij, igoy. — Oratorio, "The Creation." Full 
chorus and orchestra, together with the great organ. Among the 
other soloists we note the name of Mrs. Williams, who made such 
a delightful impression on the occasion of her visit last year. 

Saturday, May 18, 1907. 4. p. in. — The Senior Class Exer- 
cisbs, including Unveiling of Class Banner and Transfer of Class 

Saturday, May 18, 190J. 8 p. m. — Grand Concert, in which 
the ' ' Te Deum ' ' will be sung, and in addition to the best work of 
the College there will also be present a number of professional mu- 

Sunday, May 19, 190J. 11 a. m. — Baccalaureate Sermon. 

Monday, May 20, 1907. 10 a. in. — Planting of the Class Tree 
with appropriate ceremonies. 

Monday, May 20, 1907. 3 p. m. — Alumnae Society. Meeting. 
This will be one of the most important meetings of the Alumnae 
Society thus far held. It will include the opening of the new Music 
Conservatory known as Alumnae Memorial Hall ; also the presen- 
tation of the C. H. Fogle Memorial Organ. An invitation has been 
-extended to ex-Gover Aycock to participate in these notable exer- 

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'Monday, May 20, 190J. 8 p. m. — Grand Organ Concert, 

•which will give to our citizens and visitors a splendid opportunity 
<)f hearing, under the most favorable circumstances, what is probably 
the largest and finest organ in the South. 

Tuesday, May 21, 1 907. 10 a. m. — Commencement. Diplomas 
will be presented to the graduates. The literary address will be 
-delivered by the Hon. J. H. Small, of Washington, N. C. , Mem- 
ber of Congress. 

The above outline will show to our readers that this occasion 
-will be one which will be little less than the Centennial in point of 
interest, and should induce our loyal friends from far and near to 
plan a visit to the Alma Mater. 

And a final but by no means unimportant remark is that with 
the completion of the splendid new Hotel Zinzendorf adequate ac- 
•commodations, first class in all respects, and reasonable in price, 
will be -supplied for all visitors. 

— The .changes in temperature this winter have been marked, 
"but seldom has it appeared more markedly than on the occasion of 
-a recent visit to Boston. Before leaving Salem the perfume of sweet 
violets was everywhere, and the mercury marked 75° in the shade, 
which degree had written opposite on the thermometer frame, 
" summer heat." A day or two later we leave the Fall River boat, 
:and the conductor tells us it is 12° below zero at the dock. As we 
.arrive at Boston the report says that the mercury had registered 
14° below at Harvard Square. A passenger reports 20° below at 
ihis home some miles up country, and the newspapers report 35° 
below zero in the upper portion of the State. Well, a drop of — 
we will say — 100° within a day or two is certainly a unique expe- 

— A recent visit to Miss Claudia Winkler, who is enjoying the 
t>entfit of the scholarship year at Columbia University, found her 
snugly settled in her room in Whittier Hall. The building is a 
imodel of modern conveniences, and is supplied' with everything 

4416 The Academy 

known to the building science. But one thing is different in New- 
York from North Carolina, and that is the idea of room. The space 
into which a wardrobe, a bed, a dresser, a study-table is compressed, 
and with room still to spare would in North Carolina be considered! 
a marvel of the domestic art and management. Miss Winkler in- 
troduced us to a number of her professors, who are known the 
country over for their prominence in the lines in which they special- 
ize, and many are the interesting experiences she relates. For ex- 
ample, Prof. Lodge, the famous Latin scholar, announced to his- 
class some days ago that all conversation, questions and answers, as 
well as recitations would that week be carried on in Latin, an an- 
nouncement which was a bit alarming to the class. We were pleased 
to find that at Columbia the kindest things are being said of Miss 
Winkler and her work. Moravian faithfulness and conscientious- 
ness are always pleasantly recognized wherever they are found. 

— In this number of The Academy we print the corporate 
papers of our school, together with a change in the corporate title 
which was made necessary in connection with possible complica- 
tions in the matter of gifts or endowments which, in one way or an- 
other, we believe will be secured for the school in coming years. The 
name, " Saiem Academy and College, " which is now the legal! 
name of the school, is the name by which it has been known to the 
public for a number of years. Hence the legal change is not at 
change so far as the public is concerned, but it places the legal 
status in a safe position, and removes many difficulties known only 
to the executive management of the school. On the other hand the 
local title, "The Academy," by which the school is affectionately 
known in our communities, and the single word "Salem," by 
which distant pupils and alumnae designate the school, will, ir» 
neither case, be influenced by the legal change. So that to sum up 
the whole matter, the legal change of the name to " Salem Academy 
and College " preserves all that is clear and beloved in the old name; 
makes no change in the proper appellation as it preserves both the 
new and the old title, but removes many complications which have 
seriously embarrassed the management. We suggest a careful 
perusal of the paper of 1866s a document which has probably never 
before been published in The Academy. 

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We have frequently been asked in regard to the Act of Incor- 
poration of our School, and for the information of those who are 
interested we copy the same from Vol. of Laws of North Carolina, 
dated 1865-' 66, 1863-64." Page 103. 

An Act to Incorporate Salem Female Academy, at Salem, in 
the County of Forsythe : 


Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the 
.State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority 
■of the same, that the Right Reverend George F. Bahnson, and the 
Reverend Emil A. de Schweinitz, and the Reverend Lewis Rights, 
■duly elected by the Synod of the Southern District of the Church 
of the United Brethren (commonly called Moravians) in the United 
States of America, a board of directors of the ecclesiastical affairs of 
said Church in said district, and, likewise constituted, by virtue of 
their office, the board of trustees of the Salem Female Academy, 
and such other persons as may be hereafter appointed their asso- 
ciates or successors, according to the rules and regulations of said 
branch of the Church of the United Brethren, be and they are here- 
by constituted a body politic and corporate, to be known and dis- 
tinguished by the name and style of "Salem Female Academy," 
and by that name shall have succession and a common seal, and 
shall be able and capable in law of holding lands, and tenements,, 
and chattels, sufficient for the purposes of the school ; and of suing 
and being sued, impleading and being impleaded, in their corporate 

Section 2. Be it further enacted, That the Trustees already 
appointed, or who shall be hereafter appointed, in accordance with 
the fundamental statutes which g6vern the Church of the United 
Brethren aforesaid, shall have the care and management of said 
School, and of its estates and properties, and shall have the power 
to make all the needful by-laws and regulations for the same. 

Section 6. Be it further enacted, That the faculty of said 
school, that is to say, the president and professors and teachers, by 
and with the consent of the trustees, shall have the power of con- 
ferring all such degrees or marks of literary distinction, or diplomas, 
as are usually conferred in colleges and seminaries of learning. 

Section 4. And, be it further enacted, That this act shall be 
in force from and after its ratification. (Ratified the 3d day of Feb- 
ruary, A. D., 1866.) 

u-*ji-<L uuvJCSL i^B, irv j^o *> 

4418 The Academy. 

As time passed and the various schools came into existence;, 
each bearing the name of " college," and in view of the fact that im 
presenting our claims before strangers for patronage, and in view 
of the fact further that newspapers and possible donors expected the 
the name of " college" to be applied to the higher of our two scho- 
lastic grades, it was decided to petition the legislature to change the 
corporate title so as to retain the historic and beloved name "Acad- 
emy," and add to this, for the above reasons, the name "College.'" 

Accordingly the matter was placed in the hands of our Senator., 
the Honorable J. C. Buxton, who wrote as follows : 

State of North Carolina, 

Senate Chamber, 
Raleigh, N. C, Jan. 17, 1907. 
My dear Dr. Clewell : 

Yours received. I send you enclosed copy of the bill changing; 
name of our beloved institution. It is now the law. I hope it may 
contribute to some degree in the still greater usefulness and pros- 
perity of the Academy and College. Very truly, yours, 

J. C. Buxton. 

The papers referred to in Mr. Buxton's letter are as follows :' 

H. B. 133. S. B. 19. 

An act to change the corporate name of the Salem Female 
The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact : 

Section 1. That chapter thirty-one of the private laws of one 
thousand eight hundred and sixty-six, entitled "An act to incor- 
porate the Salem Female Academy at Salem in the county of For- 
syth," be amended by striking out the word " Female" in lines, 
nine and fifteen of said act, and by inserting after the word "A ad- 
emy" in said lines, the words "and college," so that the corporate 
name of sa'd institution shall hereafter be "The Salem Academy 
and College." 

Sec. 2. This act shall be in force from and after its ratification.. 
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the. 
15th day of January, A. D., 1907. 

Francis D. Winston, 
President of the Senate 
E. J. Justice, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives- 
Examined and found correct : 
For Committee. 

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State of North Carolina, 
Office of Secretary of State, 
Raleigh, N. C, Jan. 17, 1907. 
I, J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State of the State of North 
Carolina, do hereby certify the foregoing and attached [one (1) 
sheet] to be a true copy from the records of this office. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed 
my official seal. 

Done in Raleigh, this seventeenth day of January in the year 
of our Lord 1907. 

— ■— n -j J. Bryan Grimes, 

Seal , > Secretary of State. 


The Christmas season just passed was, like many others which 
have come and gone, happy and blessed. Days and weeks before 
the season itself arrived there were sympathetic developments among 
the members of the school family. Of course, there were the ex- 
aminations which are always precursors of the close, but there was 
also the pleasant stir connected with shopping, fancy work, giving 
and receiving tokens of affection, and then there was the illustrated 
reading of Marley's Ghost, which is always considered the imme- 
diate forerunner of the event itself. 

A very large number of pupils returned to their homes, and 
many members of the faculty made visits to various sections, north 
and south. 

Those who remained in the College took charge of the various 
study parlors, and with deft hands gracefully decorated them with 
cedar and laurel, with holly and mistletoe. Bright lights were added, 
and sparkling tinsel, and all that was needed to complete the picture 
was on Christmas Day to add the Christmas gifts and place around 
them the bright and happy faces of the pupils and the scene was 

The Christmas dinner was perhaps the brightest of any pre- 
vious year. The same well known taste was apparent in the deco- 
rations as in the past, and these brilliant surroundings gave zest to- 
the appetite. It is needless to say that full justice was done to tur- 

4420 The Academy. 

~key and cranberry sauce, to say nothing of spiced peaches and 
mince pie. 

An unusually large and elaborate decoration had been pre- 
pared in the Principal's home, and on Christmas Day many visitors 
from school and town called and enjoyed the same. 

In the Home Church was found, after all, the principal center 
-of the general Christmas interest. Mrs. Clewell had charge of the 
elaborate decorations, and she and her able fellow- workers gave to 
old and young an auditorium which in every part breathed forth 
the Christmas festivity. The beautiful transparency was there, Cor- 
regio's "Nativity," a brightly illuminated star hung "over the 
place where the young child lay." Away up on the keystone 
above the pulpit arch was a perfect Christmas tree, rilled with tiny 
electric lights. From every available point swung graceful curves 
of laurel and cedar, while wild smilax twined around bright in- 
scriptions and seemed to travel with its delicate arms into every 
,nook and corner not already occupied by tree or festoon. The 
"tree" idea predominated and numerous and beautiful were the 
specimens, from the minute one on the keystone to the great one at 
the front entrance. Bishop Rondthaler beamed forth at his best 
.and strongest in this happy season, and whether it was a talk to 
the little ones in the Christmas eve service or a strong appeal to the 
adults in the later hour of worship, it was still Christmas spirit, 
first and last. 

And then Christmas came and went ; the solemn New Year's 
services followed; the "6" changed to a " 7 ;" and now we are 
again soberly and prosaically making history. 

— The use of coke in the furnaces of the college buildings is 
proving to be as uccess. Without smoke or unpleasant gases it 
more nearly approaches the use of wood than any fuel thus far 

— The necessary removal of a number of trees in the square in 
iront of the college was deplored at the time, but the school build- 
ings appear to such an advantage as a result that we have become 
reconciled to the loss of the trees. 

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Mr. Paul C. Jahnke has accepted a position in the service of 
Salem Academy and College as Academy representative. This 
place had been made vacant by the resignation of Mr. C. B. Pfohl, 
he having been obliged to give up the duties of this office on ac- 
•count of ill health. 

Mr. Jahnke is a gentleman of about 28 years of age. He was 
born in the northwest, and is of German parentage. Five years or 
more ago he came to Pennsylvania, and since then he has studied 
in the Moravian College and Theological Seminary. He is an 
earnest and industrious worker, and able to cultivate the friendship 
of others, both of which characteristics are needed in this important 
position. When not visiting among the patrons and friends he will 
assist the Principal in office duties, which have with the enlarged 
school become very heavy and exacting. 

In this connection it is right and proper to bear testimony to 
the efficient manner in which Mr. Pfohl discharged his duties. 
.Several years ago he accepted the call to the position of Academy 
representative, and since then he has in a very successful manner 
worked to build up a friendly feeling for the school in new commu- 
nities, and has greatly strengthened the affection for Salem in local- 
ities where the work was already known. Mr. Pfohl holds the uni- 
versal esteem and affection of pupils and patrons, all of whom ex- 
press deep regret at the necessity of this step. It is undoubtedly a 
source of great satisfaction to Mr. Pfohl to feel that he carries with 
him the fraternal and kindly feelings which we have described. 

Mr. Pfohl will remain in the service of the school, devoting to 
it as much time as his physician will allow. 

John H. Clewell, Principal. 

— The painting of the chapel benches in the fall added much to 
the appearance of the auditorium in which morning prayers are 
regularly held. 

— The reading circle. which has been meeting at Mrs. Clewell' s 
home at times during the winter has been a source of great pleasure 
to those who gather for mutual improvement. 

4422 The Academy. 


We learn with pleasure of the purpose of Miss Adelaide Fries 
to publish in pamphlet form her article in regard to the so-called 
" Bagge Manuscript. " It will be remembered that in this manu- 
script a clear and positive statement is made showing that the Meck- 
lenburg Declaration of Independence did take place, and that it was 
of the same nature as that which took place later in Philadelphia. 

Why the fact of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence 
should have been brought into question at all is not easy to under- 
stand. Almost every State practically followed the lead of North 
Carolina in this matter, and when the formal national declaration 
was made in the city of Philadelphia, in 1776, it was but the out- 
growth of the independence sentiment already developed in the sev- 
eral States. Hence it would seem unreasonable to question the 
Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence of the 20th of May, 1775, 
even though it rested only on tradition. 

That this event is dear to our people is shown by the fact that 
the date, May 20, 1775, is often seen on the great seal of the State; 
also by the imposing monument in the city of Charlotte; and by 
the many articles which have been written pro and con. 

One unfortunate element entered into the question. The orig- 
inal papers were destroyed by fire in the city of Charlotte. This 
did not in any way shake the faith of the friends of the question, 
but it enabled the opponents to say, "show us documentary evi- 
dence. " 

The discovery of the " Bagge Manuscript" effectually sets at 
rest the question of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, 
except perhaps in the minds of those who are unwilling to consider 
the question in a fair and unbiased light. The Wachovia Archives 
are a series 6f records made contemporaneous with the events them- 
selves, and form an unbroken history of the leading events of our 
section and of the principal events of the State and the country at 
large, from 1753 to the present day. In no case has the reliability 
of these Archives ever been brought into question. They are not 
partisan, nor are they in any way biased. They are simple state- 
ments of facts, usually without comment. The very great care ex- 

The Academy 4423 

ercised to prevent the introduction of any statement at variance with 
the fact itself is clearly shown. On a certain day news might have 
reached the community that a wagon train from Charleston had been 
attacked by Indians. Some days later it was found that the attack- 
ing parties were not Indians but white desperadoes. This change 
in the matter was of no real interest to the inhabitants, and did not 
change the fact of the attack in any way, still the writer carefully- 
noted the change in the information, and entered the correction that 
the attacking party was composed of white men and not Indians. 
In this way it can be shown that the Wachovia Archives are careful 
and reliable. They form an authority equal to that of the State 

Now that this contemporaneous manuscript has been 'discov- 
ered, and its history and importance have been placed before the 
public by Miss Fries, the fact can no longer be justly controverted. 
A careful writer in the North American Review ventures the state- 
ment that the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence has now 
been established by contemporaneous and unquestioned documen- 
tary evidence, and the onus of showing anything to the contrary of 
the above statement irom this time forth rests with the other side. 
The entire State and, we may say, the country at large, is due 
much to Miss Fries for thus placing before the public in a conve- 
nient form the history of this valuable paper. 

— In a certain large room in the city of Boston there is in 
progress a work which is of great interest to our readers. In this 
room with its high ceiling is being erected a structure which at first 
impresses the visitor as the framework of a two-story house. It is 
the framework which is to support and contain the C. H. Fogle 
Memorial Organ. In addition to the framework, which is so high? 
that a fall from the top would certainly imperil the life of the unfor- 
tunate one, — in addition to this there may be seen here and there in> 
various par s of the factory, other parts of the great instrument. 
Here is the moveable console or keyboard, with every device nec- 
essary to make the manipulation of the hundreds of pipes a pos- 
sibility; again the visitor is shown the frame containing the metal 
chime tubes, and he can hear the soft music made by these bells.. 

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So in succession may be seen the great and small pipes, the elect 
trie machinery, and the network of wires. These and other parts 
impress one with the fact that a great modern organ is indeed a 
complicated piece of machinery, calling for skill and ability to 

die iittonti) in tlje Scijool. 

— Prof. Shirley's new Steinway piano continues to give good 
satisfaction, and the Professor is sure that he has the best instru- 
ment in this section of country. 

— Miss Bailey has arrived at her destination on tha other side 
of the continent, and seems to be enjoying the trip. 

— A party was made up middle of Janunry for a short ' ' hare 
and hounds" chase. The day was fine and the run was greatly 
enjoyed, but it was a strenuous pleasure. 

— The Ariel Quartette, of Boston, gave a concert in the school 
chapel on Tuesday evening, Jan. 29. The programme consisted of 
vocal selections, readings and other forms of entertainment. The 
programme was popular but at the same time cultured and refined, 
and the audience was well pleased throughout, as was shown by the 
many encores. 

— Mrs. Clewell left for a visit to Bethlehem, Pa., the end of 
January. Feb. 3d is the date of her mother's 80th birthday, and 
there will be a family gathering in the Bethlehem home at that time. 
Mrs. Clewell's many friends are glad to know that she will have 
this greatly needed rest, for the approaching Commencement season 
will bring with it many arduous duties, to say nothing of the daily 
cares and responsibilities of the large school family. 

— The Freshman Class has taken a bold step in selecting for a 
Class Memorial the balcony in Alumnae Hall. The sum pledged 
is $500. They propose to raise one hundred dollars a term for the 
next five terms, and hope thus to secure the full amount by the end 
of the Junior Year. The plan is to have "'sales," which is an easy 

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and pleasant manner of securing money. One of the chief benefits 
is the certainty that this effort will elevate and strengthen the Class 
spirit and the general tone of the Class life. 

— Work on the splendid Alumnae Memorial Hall has made 
steady progress during the past month. The work on the great 
cornice which extends along both sides between the second and the 
third rows of windows and which will later extend around the upper 
portion of the large portico, has been finished on the east and west 
sides of the building. The floor has been laid in the auditorium 
and finished, so that with the exception of the main doors, all of the 
principle work is now concluded. A second steam heater has been 
placed in the basement, this latter being intended for the large audi- 
torium. Workmen are busily engaged in laying the concrete floor 
in the basement, preparing the "dry room" in which to place the 
machinery to supply the wind for the organ. The basement is also 
calling for other finishing work, such as coal bins and so on. The 
benches are being considered and will be ordered and in place before 
Commencement, that ending the first chapter in this great effort 
and both hall and music rooms will be complete, as was the agree- 
ment when the gift of the great organ was accepted. 

— The teachers in the Latin Department met at Bishop Rond- 
thaler's home end of January, to consult in regard to a carefully 
planned visit to the various classes, and for the consideration of the 
various interests of the department. 

—The work of the Senior Class Annual is progressing nicely. 
Miss Alice Aycock is the manager, and she is ably assisted by 
Misses Dora Haury and Ruth Willingham. 

The Ivy is receiving much attention at the hands of the com- 
mittee in charge of this publication. Miss Hattie Jones is editor-in- 
chief, and the several numbers as they appear do great credit to 
both the editor and the printer. 

— The Literary Societies are more active than usual, debates 
being one of the chief features of the winter. 

— -A very pleasing recital was given in the chapel on Thursday 
afternoon, Jan. 31. 

4426 The Academy. 

$n Hitter Vziu. 

Justified Alarm. 

Very much excited and out of breath, a young man who could 
not have been married very long, rushed up to an attendant at one 
of the city hospitals and inquired after Mrs. Brown, explaining be- 
tween breaths that it was his wife whom he felt anxious about. 

The attendant looked at the register and replied that there was 
no Mrs. Brown in the hospital. 

" My God ! Don't keep me waiting in this manner," said the 
excited young man. i "I must know how she is." . 

" Well, she isn't here," again said the attendant. 

" She must be here," broke in the visitor, "for here is a note 
I found on the kitchen table when I came home from work." 

The note read : 

" Have gone to have my kimona cut out. Annie." 

He Felt Easier. 

Nervous Passenger (during a thunder storm) — " Ain't it dan- 
gerous to be on a street car when it's lightning so?" 

Colm Passenger — " Not at all. You see the motorman is a 

And then the nervous one felt better. 

Irregular Plurals. 

In a Chicago school a class was studying irregular plurals of 
nouns, when the teacher asked any one in the class to give the 
plural of ' ' child. ' ' Then it was that little Edgar, who knew how it 
was at home, promptly answered, "Twins !" 


"So, Tommie, you wish to be excused from school this after- 
noon ?" 

" Yes'm." 

" Is your excuse a good one, or is it baseball?" 

" Both, ma'am." 

Speaking Frankly. 

" By the way, sir," asked the waiter, " how would you like to 
have your steak ?" 

"Very much, indeed," replied the mild man, who had been 
patiently waiting for twenty minutes. 

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Vol. 30. Winston-Salem, N. C, February, 1907. No. 262: 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
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— The programme for Commencement is now complete, with 
the exception of one number for the Alumnae Meeting, and that 
will be announced next issue. The addition of the name of Bishop 
Levering as the visitor who will deliver the Baccalaureate Sermon 
will give pleasure to very many of our readers. Bishop Levering 
is a profound scholar, is the author of the important work entitled 
"A History of Bethlehem, Penna. ," and is at present the Presi- 
dent of the Governing Board of the Northern Province of the Mo- 
ravian Church in America. He was in Winston Salem a number 
of years ago, on the occasion of the consecration of Dr. Rondthaler 
to the episcopacy, and Bishop Levering will be made welcome on 
the interesting occasion in May which he has promised to grace 
with his presence and his effort in the matter of the Baccalaureate 

— We call attention to the article, entitled " A Triple Anniver- 
sary. The circumstances which made this reception a possibility 
are, to say the leas^, remarkable. A pastorate or a superintendency 

4430 The Academy. 

of thirty years in the case of one man would be remarkable. But 
to have three men in good and prominent religious work, beginning 
in the same community, continuing side by side during a period of 
thirty years, is a remarkable circumstance. Then, too, the position 
which each of these three men bear to the community at large, in 
addition to the sphere in which their work is directly found, is such 
as to endear them to every one. It, is, therefore, no wonder that, 
despite the cold wintry weather many hundreds came to greet these 
gentlemen, and to give them a hearty good wish for the future. 

— We have not thus far received information in regard to any 
proposed class re-unions. If any of the members of former classes 
decide to make the interesting ceremonies connected with the open- 
ing of Memorial Hall the time for a Class Re-union we will be glad 
to have them make the announcement in The Academy, and a 
marked copy will be sent to the individual members of the class. 

— The announcement that Prof. Shirley will be the organist on 
the occasion of the Grand Organ Concert will be received with gen- 
uine pleasure by his many friends and admirers. His ability as an 
organist is unquestioned, and his interest in this grand instrument 
is such that the combination of ability and interest will insure for 
the music-loving visitors such a programme as no outside visiting 
organist would give us As stated above the willingness of Prof. 
Shirley to assume this task has met with marked enthusiasm in our 
communities and among the friends at a distance. 

— While on a visit North recently Mrs. Clewell made a visit to 
Columbia University and to Miss Claudia Winkler, who is studying 
as the incumbent of the Endowment Committee Scholarship. The 
special object of this visit was to study the situation with a view to 
decide several points bearing upon the question of whether or not 
this particular university affords the very best opportunities for those 
who are appointed from time to time to the Scholarship. Mrs. 

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Clevvell secured a room in Whittier Hall, visited the class room 
work, met and conversed with the ladies and gentlemen who have 
the interests in hand, and for a brief time was as if she herself was 
enjoying a scholarship. The results of this visit will be valuable for 
the future, and she reports that the impressions gained were pleas- 
ing in all respects. 

— The contract for the seating of Memorial Hall was awarded 
in January, and the seats were to have been delivered in March. 
Complications have arisen which have caused the contractors to 
delay the matter, and at the present time it seems doubtful whether 
they will live up to their promise. In that case temporary seating 
will have to be placed in the hall for Commencement, a circum- 
stance which will be greatly regretted by those who have labored 
so earnestly to have the hall finished by May, and who may find in 
this the only disappointment in their plans. We hope, however, 
that matters may still be so arranged that the contractors will live 
up to their original promise. 

— The colds so prevalent during the cold weather in February 
did not spare the members of our school family, but owing to the 
great care given to the girls by Miss Henderson, there were no cases 
which gave any uneasiness during these weeks, and the returji of 
the warmer weather of March, together with the open air exercise, 
will change matters entirely. The school-year has been greatly 
blessed thus far, a matter which always calls for the most profound 

— The committee having in charge the printing of the Annual 
has awarded the printing of the same to the Stone Printing Co. , of 
Roanoke, Va. The book will be somewhat larger than last year 
and will contain a number of additional illustrations as compared 
with the one of last year. The photographer' was unusually suc- 
cessful in taking the groups, and the selection of a number of pic- 
tures from the collection of this year and that of the previous years 
will give us a fine portfolio of illustrations for exhibition to strangers. 

4432 The Academy 


Friday, May 17, 1907— Oratorio, "The Creation," with full 
orchestra and chorus. 

Saturday, May 19 — Senior Class Exercises, musical and literary. 
This will be in the afternoon. 

Saturday, May 18 — Grand Concert, in the evening. 

Sunday, May 19 — Baccalaureate Sermon, by the Rt. Rev. J. 
Mortimer Levering, of Bethlehem, Pa. 

Monday, May 20 — Senior Class Exercises on the Campus, in- 
cluding tree planting and other Class Exercises. These exercises 
will be in the morning. 

Monday, May 20 — Alumnae Meeting, afternoon. This will be 
the occasion of the formal opening of the Alumnae Memorial Hall, 
the presentation of the C. H. Fogle Memorial Organ, and other 
interesting exercises. 

Monday, May 20 — Grand Organ Concert, Prof. H. A. Shirley, 
organist. Evening. 

Tuesday, May 21. Commencement. Morning. Address by 
the Hon. J. H. Small, of Washington, N. C. , and Presentation of 
the diplomas to the graduates by Rt. Rev. Edw. Rondthaler, D. D. 

One or more concerts will be given during the days before 
Commencement Week, to which the public will be invited. These 
concerts will enable the pupils in the Music and Elocution Depart- 
ments to be heard in connection with the results of their work of 
the year. 

The Graduating Recitals will also precede the date of Com- 
mencement Wtek proper. 

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[From the Morning Journal.] 

The Reception Given bv Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Fries Yes- 
terday Afternoon and Last Night One of the De- 
lightful Events of the Season. Hundreds of the 
Friends Thronged the Reception Rooms. 

One of the most brilliant and elaborate social events of the sea- 
son in the Twin-City was the reception at the Salem Academy and 
College yesterday afternoon and last night given by Mr. and Mrs. 
Henry E. Fries, commemorative of the 30th anniversary of Bishop 
Rondthaler as pastor of the Home Moravian church, Salem ; Rev. 
Dr. H. A. Brown as pastor of the First Baptist church, Winston, 
and Mr. H. E. Fries as superintendent of the East Salem Sunday 
School. The reception was on at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, 
and lasted until 10 o'clock last night, during which time hundreds 
of persons thronged the reception rooms, greeting the guests of 
honor and indulging in brilliant conversation and partaking of dainty 
refreshments. The public in general was invited and the public in 
general attended, and every one had a most delightful time. The 
unfavorable weather did not prevent great crowds from attending, 
and during the reception hour there was a continuous stream of 
visitors to the Academy. 

The main hall and two rooms on the first floor were used for 
the reception. The decorations of red carnations, asparagus ferns 
and palms, with pretty wreaths of evergreen here and there, to- 
gether with the handsomely gowned women made a beautiful scene 

The visitors were received in the main hall by the following 
gentlemen : 

Messrs. W. C. Crist, F. F. Bahnson, J. D. Laugenour, B. J. 
Pfohl, D. S. Reid, W. A. Wilkinson, Rev. E. Stemple, Rev. J. K. 
Pfohl, L. B. Brickenstein, J. F. Crouse, P. E. Horton, Harry Peter- 
son, G. A. Boozer, H. S. Crist, B. F. Huntley, W. H. Watkins, 
H. F. Shaffner, Rev. E. S. Crosland. 

Here the outer wraps were discarded, and, after an exchange 
of greetings, the visitors were ushered into the reception room, 

4434 The Academy. 

where they met the honored guests, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Fries, 
Bishop and Mrs. Rondthaler, Dr. and Mrs. H. A. Brown, Dr. 
Clewell and Miss Eloise Brown. The visitors were shown into this 
room by the following ladies who also directed them to the room 
where the refreshments were served : 

Mrs. H. T. Bahnson, Mrs. M. F. Patterson, Mrs. S. L. Pat- 
terson, Mrs. M. J. Horton, Mrs. J. D. Laugenour, Mrs. J. F. Shaff- 
ner, Jr. , Miss Adelaide Fries, Miss Etta Shaffner, Mrs. J. F. Shaff- 
ner, Sr., Mrs. J. W. Fries, Mrs. W. A. Blair, Mrs. C. W. Vogler 
and Mrs. H. F. Shaffner. 

As the visitors passed from the reception to the refreshment 
room they were given souvenirs of the occasion, which were in 
pamphlet form, a fine specimen of the printer's art, the pages con- 
taining excellent photographs of Bishop Rondthaler, Dr. Brown and 
Mr. Fries, besides giving the time and place of the reception. The 
souvenirs were given out by Misses Marguerite Fries and Pauline 
Bahnson, of Salem, and Miss Camille Willingham, of Macon, Ga. 

The refreshment room was tastefully decorated in red carna- 
tions and asparagus ferns. Here the guests were welcomed by 
Mrs. G. A. Boozer, Misses Alma Tise and Lelia Rempson, teach- 
ers in the East Salem Sunday School, while the refreshments were 
in charge of Mrs. W. C. Crist. The Moravian coffee, which is 
justly famous for its excellence, was made by Mr. W. C. Grunert, 
assisted by Messrs. Robert Grunert, S. G. Rogers and W. S. Pfohl, 
while the delicious beverage was served by Mrs. W. C. Crist, assisted 
by Misses Grace Siewers, Emma Vogler, Tilla Stockton, Daisy 
Spaugh, Lizzie Ormsby, Maggie Pfohl, Blossom Traxler, Louise 
Grunert, Ruth Crist, Mary Montague, Helen Montague, Dora Mil- 
ler, Bertie Tise, Mrs. Minnie Hege and Mrs. Lucy Siewers. 

A large electric sign over the main entrance bore the word 
"Welcome," while numerous electric lights suspended from the 
arch emphasized the word ' ' Thirty. ' ' 

The high esteem in which Bishop Rondthaler, Dr. Brown and 
Mr. Fries are held by the people of the community was attested in 
no small degree by the hundreds of friends who gathered at the 
college yesterday afternoon and last night to pay their respects to 
them. The event will long be remembered by each participant as 
one of the most enjoyable they ever attended. 

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All communications for this Department should be addressed to The Academy, Winston- 
Salem, N. C. Teachers, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters- 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when the letters relate to matters of interest to our 

The question sometimes arises as to what we should publish in 
this department, and what we should not print. In conversing with* 
one of our esteemed teachers the other day she spoke of a very 
warm letter which she had received from one of her former scholars, 
and allowed us to read it. Our friend thought it was too personal. 
We took the position that The Academy is really only a long let- 
ter sent out each month to a circle of interested friends, and that a 
letter such as we had just read was all right to publish in our paper 
as it would be read only by sympathetic people. After a time con- 
sent was given provided we would not give the name of the reci- 
pient of the letter. This we willingly promised, though we do not 
forbid you to guess who it was to whom the letter was sent. It is 
as follows : 

— "Christmas is over and I am quite a busy girl again, but I 
am going to take time to write you a note if nothing mere. I re- 
ceived your letter and was glad to get it. I know you cannot really 
imagine how very much I appreciate and enjoy a letter from you 
and how much good one does me. If I had to give up the memory 
of every year of my life but one I should keep the one containing 
the nine months I spent with you. I do not believe half the girls- 
realize how very much good you do them. Now when there is 
anything I ought to do that I dislike especially I think of you and 
of what you would think or say if I neglected it, and somehow then 
it seems easier. Then, too, although you are so far away you help 
me so much in my school work. I know you are always interested 
in your old girls, so I am* going to tell you what I am doing. I am 
so thoroughly interested in my work and like it so well that it really 
does not seem like work at all. The days seem to fly by, not leav- 
ing time for half I want to do. I have all the Latin and the twc 
highest English classes in our preparatory school here. I have none 
of the small children, and my scholars are really interested in their 

4436 The Academy. 

work. Isn't it splendid to teach children who really want to learn. 
I have one class in Virgil, and my English pupils when they leave 
.me will be ready for the Junior Class in Salem. Isn't that nice 
work ? I do believe I am happier every day of my life. Sometimes 
I really stop and wonder if people ought to be as happy as I am. 
I am so glad you have such a full school this year. Salem and 
particularly the college has a very strong hold on my affections. It 
certainly comes next to home. I want so much to visit you at 
Commencement, if our close does not come at the same time. We 
have nine teachers, but I think I ought to stay here until all is over. 
I won't say more now, because I want you to let me write again. 
Wish every good wish for a happy new year, I remain, 

' ' Sincerely, yours, 
Elizabeth City, N. C. "Mary Culpepper." 

Our next letter is from one of our dear friends in Knoxville, 
Tenn., who was with us a number of years, and left a record which 
had entwined about it the affection of many friends : 

— "The Academy came in yesterday, and I am reminded 
that I -am again due a remittance for a subscription. I enclose a 
check which I will be glad to have you credit on my account. The 
little paper is specially interesting this month, descriptive as it is of 
a Thanksgiving, and suggestive of a Christmas in Salem. Oh, 
these Moravian celebrations ! They fill me with love and venera- 
tion for customs so beautiful and true, and I am ever possessed 
with a longing to go back and live over again that part of my life in 
your midst. Perhaps I may some day when my girls are old enough 
to enter boarding school. You will scarcely realize that I have 
daughters eleven and twelve years old, and I will be happy in a few 
years to send them to " S. F. A." I never like to write college as 
I greatly prefer the old form. Memorial Hall must be beautiful, 
.and I know that it is a grand acquisition to the school in many 
ways. I would love so much to see it and enjoy some of the good 
programmes to be rendered within its walls. Dr. Cleuell, if you 
ever come to East Tennessee, in which are a number of old Salem 
girls all of whom I am sure would take pleasure in trying to make 
your stay among us agreeable. With kind regards and best wishes 
for yourself and Mrs. Clewell, I remain, very cordially, 

Knoxville, Tenn. "I ina Chaffin Gill. 

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Among the pleasant things of life are the kind expressions used 
"by our patrons from time to time in their letters. We do not feel 
at liberty to use names, but the following brief letter is calculated to 
bring pleasure to any one receiving the same. An esteemed patron 
writes : 

"I take pleasure in enclosing my check. I was greatly im- 
pressed by my daughter's improvement, and I feel that I have never 
invested money that is bringing me larger returns. I want to thank 
you for the many kind favors you have shown her. 

Salem Academy and College, 

January 25, 1907. 
Dr. J. H. Clewell, 

Principal S. F. A. 
Dear Dr. Clewell, 

The C Class wishes to express to your their appreciation 
and gratitude for the nice desks and comfortable chairs. We have 
all resolved to study more and try to have a nicer and better class. 
We would be delighted to have you call on us real often. 
Again thanking you, we are, yours truly, 
Florence Baker, Helen McMillan, 

Nellie Bennett, Anna Perryman, 

Evelyn Brown, Ethel Parrish, 

Victoria Disher, Virginia Stiles, 

Jeanne Farrior, Ruth Shore, 

Octa Fritts, Hellen Shore, 

Ella Griffin, Kathleen Tay, 

Mildred Harris, Lillian Nash.. 

Gertrude Jones, 

— A large normal class is at work this year, being under the 
general direction of Prof. Speas, Superintendent of Education for 
Forsyth County. At the close of the term an examination will be 
held in our School, open to all applicants for teachers' certificates. 
It is probable that a score of our pupils will avail themselves of this 
opportunity of securing the Forsyth County Certificate to teach. 
The lectures will be held in Freshman class room. 

4438 The Academy. 


Aycock, Alice, North Carolina. 
Barnard, Florence, North Carolina^ 
Baugham, Pattie, North Carolina. 
Brown, Anna, North Carolina. 
Buck, Helen, North Carolina. 
Colson, Winnie, North Carolina. 
Crowell, Mary, Virginia. 
Daniell, Aline, Georgia. 
Dewey, Harriette, North Carolina.. 
Dewey, LeMay, North Carolina. 
Doe, Dorothy, North Carolina. 
Erwin, Ellie, North Carolina. 
Fetter, Elizabeth, North Carolina.. 
Frost, Mary, North Carolina. 
Gaither, Sarah, North Carolina. 
Harris, Leonora, North Carolina. 
Hassell, Mary, North Carolina. 
Haury, Dora, Kansas. 
Heitman, Mary, North Carolina. 
Hege, Pearl, North Carolina. 
Ivey, Bessie, North Carolina. 
Ivey, Edna, North Carolina. 
Jones, Hattie, North Carolina. 
Lambeth, Ella, North Carolina. 
Laugenour, Hazel, California. 
Laud, Cary, South Carolina. 
Messer, Zilphia, North Carolina. 
Pfaff, Mamie, North Carolina. 
Phillips, Phoebe, North Carolina. 
Reedy, Willie, North Carolina. 
Reichard, Ida, North Carolina. 
Siewers, Grace, North Carolina. 
Smith, Kathleen, North Carolina. 
Thorp, Lucy, North Carolina. 
Vaughn, Eliza, North Carolina. 
Welfare, Drudie, North Carolina. 
Welfare, Hattie, North Carolina. 
Wilde. Helen, Jamaica, W. I. 
Wilde, Jennie, Jamaica, W. I. 
Wilkinson, Jennie, Virginia. 
Willingham, Ruth, Georgia. 
Wilson, Edna, North Carolina. 
Young, Mary, North Carolina. 

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£1ie IBonti) in tt»e g>ci)00l. 

— The several snows of the winter afforded an opportunity for 
winter sports. Coasting, snow-balling and other enjoyments char- 
acterized the days, and the corresponding number of colds followed. 
But these were accepted as a matter of fact, and the sport was in no 
way diminished. 

— Bishop Rondthaler and Dr. Clewell made a visitation to all 
the Latin Classes the beginning of March. The work being done 
is very satisfactory, and the pupils seem to be greatly interested. 

— The Sororities have been very active during the past weeks, 
and a number of changes have taken place. The Phi Mus have 
made many changes in the room immediately below the Red Room, 
and will have a very attractive place when all is done. The Alpha 
Delta Phi's have decided to leave their present room and take the 
large Room above Society Halls. They will make a number of 
additions this year and more next year. 

— The Toy for February is on our table. It is a publication of 
about sixty pages, gotten up in a very artistic style, and with a par- 
ticularly striking title page. Miss Hattie Jones and Miss Lucy 
Brown are the editors-in-chief, and they and their assistants deserve 
great credit for the excellence of the work done. 

— Miss Marie Oldham was summoned home by the illness of 
her brother in Muncie, Indiana. It was feared that his sickness 
would prove fatal, but he was spared to his loved ones, and Miss 
Marie returned to her studies after an absence of two weeks. 

— Miss Annette Welcker went to her home in Knoxville, Tenn.,, 
because of her mother's illness. We are pleased to learn that Mrs. 
Welcker is improving. 

— Harry Kilbuck, of Clemmons- School, and brother of our 
Ruth Kilbuck, was brought to the Twin City Hospital for a severe 
surgical operation, after which he became very ill indeed, and his 
recovery was hardly probable. At the present time he is still alive; 
and possibly is a little better. His parents are near Point Barrow, 
the northernmost point of America, at which place the U. S. gov- 

4440 The Academy. 

eminent has a station. They usually receive mail once or twice a 
year, and of course it will be a long time before they hear of the 
illness of their son. 

— The musical programme for the several occasions at Com- 
mencement is about completed, and the practice of the chorus and 
orchestra are being held every week. The work is in fine condition 
and promises well. News from the organ and from the seating 
assures us that all will be finished by the time the Commencement 
date will have arrived. 

— One of the very happy occasions of the winter was the enter- 
tainment of the Euterpians by the Hesperian Society. The gym- 
nasium was elaborately decorated, and the programme, including a 
little performance, the refreshments and the social features were all 
carried out in a faultless manner. Those having this entertainment 
in charge deserve great credit. 

— Mr. E. G. Culver delivered a lecture on the Yellowstone 
Park in the Academy chapel the latter part of February. The lec- 
ture was illustrated with numerous views, many of the illustrations of 
this wonderland being moving pictures. These were interesting, 
and the stationary views were among the very finest ever shown in 
our chapel. Mr, Culver's lecture was entertaining and instructive, 
and side by side with the serious and improving portion was a vein 
of humor which added to the enjoyment of the evening. The lec- 
turer claimed that the Yellowstone is one of the most interesting 
spots on earth, and strongly urged his hearers to See the wonders 
of our own land before going abroad. The evening following the 
visit to the school the lecture was delivered in the Palm Room of 
the Hotel Zinzendcrf. 

— We were happy to learn that Rev. and Mrs. Wilde, of Ja- 
maica, parents of Helen and Jennie, were not injured in the recent 
terrible earthquake in Jamaica. Tne Moravian church at Kingston 
was destroyed, and the Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Reinke escaped as if by 
a miracle. 

— Rev. L. G. Broughton, of Atlanta, delivered a lecture in the 
Elks' Auditorium, Gov. Glenn introducing him. The lecture was 
a very powerful one, and a number of our pupils attended. 

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Work on Memorial Hall has progressed steadily during the 
month. In the basement the second steam heater has been installed, 
and the concrete floor laid. The auditorium has received many- 
finishing touches. The balcony has received the last of the work 
of the plasterer, and the carpenters too have done their work, and 
it is now in the hands of the painters. On the platform some work 
is being done preparing the same for the organ. The most marked 
work is on the doors, which have been polished, have been given 
their rich mahogany color, and have received their handsome hard- 
ware decorations. The painters have been busy with the cornice, 
and at present the stain is being placed on the floors. 

The gifts for the month are as follows : 

Mrs. H. T. Bahnson, Academy subscription . .$ 1.50 

Fourth Room, balcony column 31.00 

Junior Room, 1907 25.00 

Cooking Class 25.00 

Bethania Branch, Stauber door 1.00 

Sale of Postal Cards 10.29 

Mrs. W. O. Cox, Academy subscription 1.00 

Total to date, $19,662 75. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treas. 

— We were deeply grieved to hear of the death of a dear old 
friend and Alumna of the Academy of years ago, Mrs. Hattie Go- 
forth Hill, of Bristol, Tenn. We copy the following from a Bristol 
paper : 

" Mrs. Hattie G. Hill died on Sunday, Feb. 10th, at her resi- 
dence on Fifth and Anderson streets, after an illness of several years, 
of consumption. The funeral services were held by Rev. W. C. 
Cochrane, of the First Presbyterian church, of which the deceased 
was a member. 

Mrs. Hill was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Goforth. 
Her father was at one time President of the East Tennessee Railway. 
In 1871 Mrs. Hill was married to Mr. James R. Hill, who died in 
1882, leaving her with three sons. Of these only one, Mr. Hugh 
Hill is living, her only living relative. She was an estimable woman 
and a consistent Christian. She had many friends who attended 
her most faithfully and kindly during her last illness." 

4442 The Academy 

— Mrs. Dr. Bahnson gave a supper at her home for the benefit 
of the Twin- City Hospital. A number from the school attended. 
It was a very enjoyable occasion, and more than a hundred dollars 
were received for this worthy cause. 

— We were greatly grieved by the fact that a severe surgical 
operation took our esteemed young friend, Emory Barber, from her 
school duties. We are, however, glad to be able to say that she is 
now improving. Sallie Jordan, another one of our pupils from town, 
was in the hospital for some time, but is again able to return to her 

— A letter from Col. F. H. Fries, from Egypt, reports the 
party well, and says that all are enthusiastic over the wonders of 
this land which can never be really appreciated without a personal 

En Htgijtcr Vthx. 

A Devotional Turn of Mind. 

As the new minister of the village was on his way to evening 
service he met a rising young man of the place whom he was anx- 
ious to have become an active member of the church. . 

"Good evening, my young friend," he said solemnly, "do 
you ever attend a place of worship ?' ' 

" Yes, indeed, sir ; regularly every Sunday night," replied the 
young fellow, with a smile. "I'm on my way to see her now." 

Better Than All the Rest. 

Three little boys were boasting about their belongings and 
their parents. " Well," said the first boy, " my father is going to 
build a house with a steeple on it." 

"Oh, that's nothing," exclaimed the second little boy scorn- 
fully. " My father is going to build a house with a flagpole on it." 

The third boy, who had been listening quietly, threw his head 
high in the air, " Gee, that's nothing. My father's going to build 
a house with a mortgage on it !" 

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Cox — Jones.— On Feb. 20, 1507, in High Point, N. C, Mr. Carl Mil- 
ler Cox to Miss Elizabeth Jones, daughter of Mrs. Manley Basil Jones. 

Smith— Hanes. — On Feb. 12, 1907, Mr. N. L. Smith to Miss Grace 
Hanes, of Winston. N. C. 


Hill. — In Bristol, Tenn., on Feb. 10, 1907, Mrs. Hattie Goforth 
Hill, a beloved pupil of years ago. 

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4444 The Academy. 

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Vol. 30. Winston-Salem, N. C, March, 1907. No. 263" 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
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of Salem Academy and College All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to Thv Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


— We devote a large part of this month's Academy to the 
prospectus issued by the Music Festival Committee. We offer no 
apology for this, because we believe our readers will be greatly 
interested in the announcement. The several circumstances which 
combine to make the occasion a notable one all appeal to our read- 
ers. The Commencement of 1907 is of interest to our patrons 
whose daughters graduate or take part in the musical exercises ; the 
opening of the Alumnae Hall appeals to the alumnae ; the presen- 
tation of the Fogle Memorial Organ will give to our Southland an 
instrument which the great Hutchins-Votey factory claims is one of 
most complete^organs ever sent out from their establishment ; and 
the several musical occasions will be seasons of rare enjoyments 
Hence a full description, as given in the prospectus published else- 
where, will be welcome information for our readers. 

— As announced in earlier numbers, the hotel accommodations 
will be ample for all our friends. It is very difficult to secure place 
in private families, but the new and splendid Hotel Zinzendorf offers- 

4446 The Academy. 

accommodations to its guests equal to those of a great city hotel, 
and still the prices are reasonable. The Hotel Winstonia and the 
Hotel Francis have recently been opened to the public. We will 
take pleasure in supplying special information to intending patrons. 

— The death of our beloved young friend, Anna Whitehead, at 
the Twin-City Hospital, was a great shock to all connected with the 
school, especially so because it was so unexpected. The surgical 
operation was severe, but all seemed to be going well, when the 
sudden change took place. It is the first time that death has come 
to us during the school session for possibly twelve or fifteen years, 
and this fact makes the blow fall with additional weight. The grief 
of the parents over the loss of their only daughter was heartrending. 
Mrs. Clewell and Miss Margery Smith accompanied the mourners 
to their home in Wilmington, and many earnest prayers were offered 
for the grief-stricken party. 

— Dr. Clewell spent some days in visiting educational institu- 
tions during the month of March. He spent some time at Guilford 
•College, State Normal at Greensboro and Converse College at Spar- 

— The great musical festival at Converse College, Spartanberg, 
•will take place the latter part of April. Profs. Shirley and Storer, 
Prof. Peterson, Dr. Clewell, and perhaps others from the Twin-City, 
will attend. 

— The great organ has arrived, and has been transferred from 
the cars to the main floor of the auditorium. The representatives 
•of the firm have also arrived and are rapidly assembling the various 
parts. As the boxes were unloaded, one after the other, until the 
entire floor space was full, the sight was indeed an interesting one. 
It really seemed as if it would be an impossibility to find space in 
the platform recess to bestow all these many parts, and still it is 
quite evident that it can be since it was built for that purpose. An- 
other fact is impressed upon the visitor at this stage of the work. 

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The so-called organ is really not one organ only, but a group of 
organs, with their separate and distinct construction. The size of 
the pipes, too, is a matter of interest. Some are large enough ap- 
parently for a moderate sized man to creep through, as they rest 
upon the floor. But you are coming to hear it in May, so we will 
leave further comment and will invite you to enjoy the great occa- 
sion with us. 

— From month to month we have kept our readers informed in 
regard to the progress of the work in and around the Alumnae Hall. 
The scaffolding has all been removed, the brick work (which is one 
of the finest specimens of brick-laying in the city) has been pen- 
cilled, the underground drains have been laid, the pavement (tem- 
porarily) finished, the lot west of the hall is being graded to Main 
Street level, preparatory to being sown in grass, and the painters 
are about at an end with their work. The electric lights are nearly 
all in place (all concealed), so that the putting up of the organ and 
the placing of the seats are all that remain to be done until we are 
ready for our visitors in May. 


The beautiful and holy Easter season is over as we send this 
number of The Academy on its mission of greetings to our readers. 
It is hardly in place to describe the season itself, for any friend who 
wishes to look a little more fully into Moravian customs in connec- 
tion with Easter can send us a line and we will mail him a copy of 
the little pamphlet, entitled " A Moravian Easter." 

What we will attempt in this little sketch is to tell our readers 
something of the special circumstances surrounding the season of 

Palm Sunday ushered in the week. A large class of younger 
and older persons were received into church membership. Several 
of our pupils preferred to make open profession of their faith at this 
time, and will later be transferred to membership in their home con- 
gregations. The music was beautiful, and in the evening the read- 
ing of the Passion Week Manual was begun. " Bethany, O peace- 

4448 The Academy. 

ful habitation" is one of the favorite choir selections of this day. In 
our own Vesper service the Palms were sung, and the closing ser- 
vice for Easter and Lent was held. 

During the week services were held on each evening, and on 
Thursday and Friday both day and evening. The solemnity and 
impressiveness increased as the days went by, and the various meet- 
ings which depicted the sufferings of our blessed Lord were a prep- 
aration for the joys and happiness of the blessed Easter Day. 

Much interest always centers in the early sunrise service on the 
morning of Easter Sunday. At 2 o'clock the musicians, a splendid 
company, nearly 50 strong, began their visits to the various parts 
of the city, and as the sweet music was heard in the early morning 
hours it heralded the joys of the resurrection morn. 

The "rising bell" in the college sounded soon after 4 o'clock 
and immediately all was life and activity within the several college 
buildings. It is a fixed rule that all who go to the graveyard must 
eat breakfast before leaving the college, and as all go therefore there 
was a full attendance upon this first early meal. 

Already large numbers had gathered in front of the church and. 
when the Bishop began the services several thousand were present. 
With the two large bands in the front and the middle of the proces- 
sion, all moved silently and reverently through Cedar Avenue to 
the graveyard. Large numbers came from north, south, east and 
west, and followed the main procession into the sacred enclosure. 
The numbers are estimated at from five to six thousand, possibly 
more. Here, in the beautifully flower-decked "God's Acre," the 
declaration of our faith in the doctrine of the resurrection was read, 
appropriate hymns were sung, and at the conclusion of the service 
the vast throng quietly dispersed. 

The weather was ideal up to this time, but hardly had every 
one reached home before a marked change took place. A cold 
rain began to fall and fell incessantly all day long, and to the rain 
was later added snow, so that the usual Easter promenade and visit- 
ing was exchanged for a cozy place beside the fire in the shelter of 
home or hotel. 

The Home church was crowded at 11 o'clock, and Bishop 
Rondthaler preached an inspiring sermon. The decorations of lilies, 
hyacinths, white sweet peas, and many other varieties of flowers 

The Academy 4449 

presented a beautiful sight. The great cross of Easter lilies was the 
gift of a loving mother in memory of a sainted daughter. 

Nor can we close this sketch without paying a tribute to the 
wonderful music of the week. Mr. B. J. Pfohl had charge of the 
large church band, mention of which has already been made. Prof. 
Peterson and the Home church choir were aided by a number of 
vocal pupils from our college, and a part of the Salem Orchestra. 
Profs. Shirley and Storer also gave much time and thought to the 
music. The results could not have been otherwise than satisfactory, 
but the absolute harmony and sympathy which appeared in every 
effort, from the solo or choral to the great Hallelujah chorus, was a 
happy surprise to every one. It seemed as if the entire company 
was made up of professionals rather than a choir of affectionate and 
interested persons from the various callings of life, uniting in praise 
to God with their talents and giving pleasure to the congregation by 
beautifying the Holy Week and Easter Sunday. 

From this brief sketch our readers will see that Easter of 1907 
was a happy and a blessed season in our church, town and college. 

— The shadow of sorrow has fallen upon two homes during the 
last weeks, both of the bereaved ones being members of the Junior 
Class. Emory Barber and Sallie Hegwood were both called upon 
to mourn the departure of a beloved father. The Academy ex- 
tends heartfelt sympathy to the sorrowing friends. 

— Rev. Dr. Willingham, of Richmond, Va. , visited Winston - 
Salem and preached in two of the Baptist churches. At five o'clock 
he spoke at the Vesper Service, and his address was a most elo- 
quent and impressive one. Not only were his three nieces happy 
to welcome him into our College home, but we were all rejoiced to 
have him with us, and we felt that we were the better for his com- 
ing. We wish him great success in his important work. 

— On the afternoon of March 2d Dr. Clewell addressed the 
teachers of the Forsyth County Association, in the Courthouse, on 
the subject " Rural High Schools." 

4450 The Academy. 


THE opening of the auditorium of the Alumnae Memorial Hall 
of Salem Academy and College, with its fine gift of the 
Fogle Memorial Organ, will be celebrated by a Music Festival, con- 
sisting of three concerts, to be given on the evenings of May 17th, 
18th and 20th, 1907. 

A chorus of one hundred voices and an orchestra of twenty- 
eight instruments have been interestedly working for several months 
in preparing the programs, which are under the charge of Messrs. 
Shirley and Storer of the Salem College. 


On May 17th, Haydn's Creation will be presented with 
Mrs. Grace Bonner Williams, of Boston, Soprano ; Mr. Eugene 
H. Storer, Tenor, and Rev. J. Kenneth Pfohl, Bass, as the 

"The Creation" was first given in Salem on July 4th, 1829, 
and it is deemed the fitting oratorio to be rendered at the opening 
of the new building. 

On May 18th the great Te Deum, of Dvorak, will be given. 
This work is among the more recent of the larger works by Dvorak, 
and belongs to his American period, the score having been pub- 
lished in 1896. The " Te Deum " was given in New York in 1896, 
but we have been unable to find any record of a performance since 
that time in the United States. It is written for soprano and bass 
soloists, chorus and orchestra, and is divided into four sections. 
Mrs. Williams and Rev. J. K. Pfohl will assume the solos of 
the "Te Deum." 

The second part of the program will consist of solos by Mr. 
Storer and Mrs. Williams; the Sextette from "Lucia," and 
Gounod's " By Babylon's Wave" for chorus and orchestra. 

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On May 20th, will be Organ Night, when Mr. H. A. Shir- 
ley will demonstrate the possibilities of the new organ. His choice 
of selections will range from Bach and Handel to modern com- 
posers. The chorus and orchestra, under Mr. Storer's direction, 
will give numbers from the " Messiah " and Gounod's " Unfold, ye 
Portals," from the "Redemption." Haydn's "Farewell" Sym- 
phony will close the evening. 

One of the features of the concerts will be the rendering of some 
well known choral like Martin Luther's " Ein Feste Burg" at the 
opening of each concert by chorus, orchestra, organ and audience. 


Much interest is manifested in the revival of the Salem Orches- 
tra, which will take so important a part in the Festival. This or- 
chestra had a state reputation in the early nineties. Some of its 
members at that time form the nucleus for the present organization 
and, with the help of Messrs. Lahser and Roy, of Greensboro, 
Flautist and Violinist ; Mr. George Woodroffe, of Mt. Airy, 
Violinist, and Dr. Charles Turner, of Statesville, 'Cellist, it is 
in a position to meet the heavy demands made on it by the works 
to be rendered. 

Miss Ivy Nicewonger will play the oboe and bassoon parts 
on the organ ; all the other instruments required by the score will be 
played by competent local talent, assisted by Miss Rosa Deane, 
the capable pianist. 


Season tickets, admitting to the three concerts, $2.50. 
Admission, each single concert, $1.25. 

Desirable seats will be reserved for friends from other places 
who make application in advance, enclosing Money Order for same. 

Address all correspondence to Bernard J. Pfohl, Chairman 
of Executive Committee, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

4452 The Academy. 


The new and handsome Hotel Zinzendorf offers ample accom- 
modation for all who may attend. Other hotels are Hotel Frances 
and The Winstonia. 


The usual special rate of one fare plus 25 cents for the round- 
trip has been applied for. 


This great building is the gift of the Alumnae Association of 
Salem Academy and College to that institution, and in the 
construction is embodied the very latest and most approved archi- 
tectural ideas for a Conservatory of Music and Auditorium. We 
do not hesitate to claim that the auditorium is the finest music hall 
In the South in all its appointments. Ventilation and lighting have 
received special attention, and there is not a poor seat in this hall. 


The sum of 812,000 was donated by Mrs. C. H. Fogle, Mr. 
Fred. A. Fogle, Mr. H. A. Pfohl and Col. F. H. Fries to be used 
for the purpose of placing a grand organ in Alumnae Memorial Hall, 
the same to be a gift in memory of Mr. C. H. Fogle, who was a 
warm and devoted friend of Salem Academy and College. 

During last summer Mr. H. A. Shirley made a special study 
of organs in the churches and cathedrals in England on the occasion 
of his visit to that country. Upon his return to America, after a 
careful investigation, the contract for the organ was awarded to the 
Hutchings-Votey Organ Co.', of Boston, Mass. Every detail of 
music and of the mechanism was considered, and as a result it is 
believed that this will prove to be one of the most complete and 
•satisfactory organs in the entire country. The specifications are as 

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Three Manuals, Compass from C C to c 4, 61 notes. 
Compass of Pedals from C C C to g, 32 notes. 

Great Organ. 

1. 16 ft. Open Diapason Metal 61 Pipes. 

2. 8 ft. Open Dispason " 61 

3. 8 ft. Gross Floete , Wood 61 

4. 8 ft. Gamba , Metal 61 

5. 8 ft. Stopped Diapason Wood 61 

6. 4 ft. Octave Metal 61 

7. 4 ft. Flute Harmonique " 61 

■8. 2 ft. Fifteenth " 61 

9. 8 ft. Trumpet " 61 

Swell Organ. 

10. 16 ft. Bourdon Wood 61 Pipes. 

11. 8 ft. Open Diapason Metal 61 

12. 8 ft. Salicional " 61 

13. 8 ft. Aeolian " 61 

14. 8 ft. Vox Celestis . " 61 

15. 8 ft. Stopped Diapason Wood 61 

16. 4 ft. Flauto Traverso " 61 

17. 4 ft. Violina Metal 61 

18. 2 ft. Flautino " 61 

19. Ill Rks. Solo Cornet "183 

20. 8 ft. Oboe " 61 

21. 8 ft. Cornopean " 61 

22. 8 ft. Vox Humana " 61 


Choir Organ. 

(Enclosed in a Swell Box.) 

23. 8 ft. Violin Diapason Metal 61 Pipes. 

24. 8 ft. Dulciana " 61 

25. 8 ft. Melodia Wood 61 

26. 4 ft. Wald Flute " 61 

27. 2 ft. Piccolo Metal 61 

28 8 ft. Clarinet " 61 


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Pedal Organ. {Augmented.') 

29. 16 ft. Open Diapason Wood 32 Notes. 

30. 16 ft. Bourdon " 32 " 

31. 16 ft. Violone Metal 32 "• 

32. 8 ft. Violoncello " 32 " 

33. 8 ft. Gedakt Wood 32 " 

34. 8 ft. Flute " 32 " 

35. 10^3 ft. Quint " 32 " 


36. Swell to Swell 4 ft. (Super.) 

37. Swell to Swell 16 ft. (Sub.) 

38. Swell to Great (operating Sw. to Sw. Sub. and Super octave 

couplers when drawn.) 

39. Swell to Choir (operating Sw. to Sw. Sub. and Super octave 

couplers when drawn. ) 

40. Swell to Pedal (operating Sw. to Sw. Sub. andjSuper octave 

couplers when drawn. ) 

41. Choir to Choir 16 ft. 

42. Choir to Great (operating Ch. to Ch. Sub. octave couplerwhen 

drawn. ) 
44. Choir to Pedal (operating Ch. to Ch. Sub. octave coupler when 

drawn. ) 
Conventional number and arrangement of Pistons, Combinations, etc. 


Four operating on Great and Pedal. 
Five operating on Swell and Pedal. 
Three Operating on Choir and Pedal. 
General and Pedal Releases. 



(Duplicating piston combinations.) 

Three operating on Great and Pedal. 
Four operating on Swell and Pedal. 

Pedals, etc. 

1. Great to Pedal and Reversible. 2. Balanced Swell. 3. Bal- 
anced Choir. 4. Balanced Crescendo. 5. Sforzando (Full Organ.) 
6. Crescendo Indicator. A. G. O. Pedal Board. Electro-pneumatic 
Action. Movable key desk. Electric Generator and Motor. 

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In addition to the attractions of the Music Festival, patrons, 
alumnae and other friends will enjoy the exercises of Commence- 
ment, which has this year been united with the Music Festival. 
The program in full of both the Music Festival and Commence- 
ment is as follows : 

Friday, May 17, 1907— Oratorio, "The Creation," with full 
orchestra and chorus. 

Saturday, May 18 — Senior Class Exercises, musical and literary. 
This will be in the afternoon. 

Saturday, May 18 — Artists' Night and Dvorak's "Te Deum." 

Sunday, May 19 — Baccalaureate Sermon, by the Rt. Rev. J. 
Mortimer Levering, of Bethlehem, Pa. 

Monday, May 20 — Senior Class Exercises on the Campus, in- 
cluding tree planting and other Class Exercises. These exercises, 
will be in the morning. 

Monday, May 20 — Alumnae Meeting, afternoon. This will be 
the occasion of the formal opening of the Alumnae Memorial Hall, 
the presentation of the C. H. Fogle Memorial Organ, and other 
interesting exercises. 

Monday, May 20 — Organ Night — Chorus and Orchestra as- 

Tuesday, May 21. Commencement. Morning. Address by 
the Hon. J. H. Small, of Washington, N. C. , and Presentation of 
the diplomas to the graduates by Rt. Rev. Edw. Rondthaler, D. D. 

4456 The Academy. 


CLASS OF 1904. 

Elizabeth City, N. C, March 27, 1907. 
Dear Dr. Clewell : 

These bright spring days are very busy ones for you I know, 
and yet I believe you said in your last Academy that you had fin- 
ished planning for Commencement except Alumnae Day. Now, if 
I am not too late will you please tell the world in general and the 
Class of 1904 in particular that we are going to have our Class Re- 
union in May. Of course, all of the girls know it but it may have 
slipped from their memory, as so many things have happened since 
we appointed the year. So many of the girls are married that I can 
scarcely remember their new names much less their addresses, so I 
can't write to all as I would like to do. 

Of course, we want every girl with us, and wont you love to 
see us again. Please say you will. I am so glad we are going to 
have the closing exercises in the new hall. 

Please give my love to Mrs. Clewell and all my teachers. 

Hoping to see you all soon, 

I am, sincerely, 

Mary Culpepper. 

CLASS OF 1905. 

A Reunion of the Class of 1905 will be held on Monday, May 
20th, 1907. All members are cordially invited to be present. For 
further particulars address 

Winston-Salem, N. C. Mamie Fulp, Sec'y. 

CLASS OF 1906. 

A Reunion of the Class of 1906 will be held on Monday, May 
20th. All members oi the class are cordially invited to be present. 
For further particulars, address 

Winston-Salem, N. C. Ruth Siewers, Sec'y. 

— A student's recital was given at 4 p. m., March 21. Those 
taking part did themselves great credit. 

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ftiie iirlonti) in tlje JBd)0oL 

— We will publish the acknowledgements for Alumnae Memo- 
rial Hall, received since March 1st, in the next number of The 

— A scholarly lecture was delivered in the Palm Room of the 
Hotel Zinzendorf by' Mr. Peel, of Raleigh, N. C. , his subject being 
" Sir Walter Raleigh." He spoke before the Womens' Clubs of 
Winston- Salem, and the members of the Junior Class were present 
by special invitation. 

— Our good fr end, Mr. G. R. Shultz, at present residing in 
Greensboro, N. C. , celebrated his jubilee recently. A number of 
his friends from Winston-Salem visited Greensboro and paid their 

— Prof. Storer escorted a number of pupils to Greensboro to 
hear the famous vocalist, Mme. Sembrich. Mrs. Clewell and Mr. 
and Mrs. H. E. Fries were also of the party. The late train brought 
them back home well pleased with the trip. 

— The subject of opening Christ Church woods to home seek- 
ers is being agitated, and also the question of street cars for that 
section. The final vote leaves the whole question in the hands of 
the Trustees of the Home Church. 

— The weather has certainly been varied this month. At times 
the temperature sported about 90° and again ice was plentiful in 
the early morning. This is variety sum ient for any one. 

— Mrs. Edward Peterson (Martha Vogler) an esteemed neigh- 
bor, passed away March 30. We extend our sympathy to the be- 
reaved friends. 

— Several members of the Vocal Department visited Pine 
Chapel, at the Southside Cotton Mill, on a Thursday even ng in 
March and worshipped with the congregation at that place in their 
regular prayer-meeting service. The evening was a stormy one, 
but the trips back and forth were made without difficulty. The 
young ladies sang several selections, and were greatly interested in 
the great and good work being done here by Mr. Crist and his 
daughter, Miss Bessie. The opportunity to thus come in contact 
with a successful work of love and self-sacrifice had an uplifting in- 
fluence upon the visitors. 

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£n JHemortam. 

The death of Miss Anna Whitehead, of Wilmington, N. C. , 
on Monday evening, March 25, came as a great shock, with the 
the force of a personal loss to our large Academy family, and our 
sympathy goes out in an especial degree to Mr. and Mrs. Z. W. 
Whitehead in this great bereavem-nt, the death of their only and 
well-beloved daughter, just budding into a gracious and beautiful 
young womanhood. 

Both of the parents have many friends and relatives here, Mr. 
Whitehead having been some years ago local editor of The Sentinel, 
while his wife was well known as Miss Warren Smith, niece of Maj. 
Samuel H. Smith, a prominent business man of our city. 

Anna entered the Junior Class of Salem Academy and College 
last September, and was an attractive, winsome young woman, who 
had, as we thought, many long years of usefulness before her. She 
gained the affectionate esteem of all around hsr, classmates and 
teachers, by her quiet, unassuming cheerfulness and performance of 
duty, and none of us dreamed that this promising young life would 
so soon be cut short. 

A severe attack of appendicitis necessitated an operation at the 
Twin City Hospital, and while classmates and friends fondly thought 
she was doing well, all at once the message came, " The Master has 
come and calleth for thee." She went joyfully to meet him, com- 
forting and consoling her heart-broken parents, to whom this blessed 
memory is left in their hour of sadness and gloom. While they 
sorrow deeply, with her they know all is well. She has gone in the 
freshness of the early morning, before her feet had grown weary on 
the rugged paths of life — from the threshold of a bright young wom- 
anhood here to the full, beatific glory of her Father's house on high, 
where she awaits her loved ones by the green palms of the River of 
Life, in the uncreated brightness of the glorious Heavenly Land. 

' ' O Spirit ! freed from Earth 
Rejoice, thy work is done ! 
The weary world beneath thy feet, 
Thou, brighter than the Sun, 
Arise ! thou art not now 
With things of mortal birth ! 
The living God hath touched thy lips, 

And thou art done with earth." — L. 

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Stultz — Dean. — On March 28, 1907, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 
Winston, N. C, Mr. Henry Stultz to Miss Myrtle Ddan. 

Horton — Farthing. — O.i Mirch 6th, 1007, in Durham, N. C, Mr. 
Daniel W. Horton to Miss Georgia Farthing, both of Durham. 

Patterson — Stafford. — On March 4, 1907, near Salem, N. C, Mr" 
George U. Patterson to Miss Emma Stafford. 


Whitehead. — At the Twin-City Hospital, March 25, 1907, Miss Anna 
Whitehead, of Wilmington, N. C. 

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Vol. 30. Winston-Salem, N. C, April, 1907. No. 264 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
of Salem Academy and College All subscriptions and communica- 
tions should be addressed to THb Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


— In order that there may be no mistake in the matter of the 
date of Commencement we once more announce that the exercises 
will begin Friday, May 17, with the Oratorio of "The Creation," 
and will close with Commencement proper, Tuesday, May 21, a. m. 

— Commencement is now near at hand. When this number 
of The Academy is placed in the hands of our readers, only a few 
days will remain till the school-year 1906-'07 will have been closed. 
It has been a remarkable year in many respects. In attendance, in 
earnestness, in growing strength, in the completion of Alumnae Me- 
morial Hall, in the building of the great Fogle Memorial Organ, in 
a wider and stronger circle of friends, in proposed scholastic better- 
ment, in the change of the legal title of the school, and in the 
development of other matters which are being earnestly considered, 
but which being still immature cannot here be discussed, — in all 
these respects the year is a remarkable one. The approaching 
Commencement will be a worthy exponent of the year. No Com- 
mencement in the past was equal to what is expected this year, 

4462 The Academy 

except the Centennial celebration. Furthermore the new hall and 
the great organ enable us to launch the first of what we trust will 
be an increasingly strong and enjoyable series of Music Festivals. 
All these and many other things show this year to be an unusual 

— Elsewhere will be found the Circular Letter announcing the 
reduced rates for Commencement and the Music Festival. Those? 
who expect to attend will do well to inquire at the local station, so 
that if official notice has not been given to your agent he will have 
time to write or wire for the authority to sell the reduced rate of 

— A number of gifts and pledges have been made during the 
year, all of which are " gilt-edged," and which will later be turned 
-over to the school. These gifts and pledges will be described and 
thankfully acknowledged in our May-June number. 

— The Educational Conference at Pinehurst was a pleasant and 
profitable occasion. Several features of other years were wanting, 
and in some respects the personnel of the attendance was different. 
Mr. Ogden's train was not a feature. Mr. Ogden is quite ill, and 
no doubt the absence of his genial personality accounted for the 
fact that the usual large attendance of men from the north was 
greatly diminished. On the other hand there seemed to be present 
more men from the South and South-west. In this respect it was 
more distinctly southern than ever before. Several of those who 
have attended the previous years, "whispered" the opinion that 
the Winston-Salem meeting reached the high water mark of interest 
and enjoyment and attained the top notch in the attendance of 
distinguished men. 

— We call attention to the sketch of the Spartanburg Music 

Festival. Our limited space prevents a proper description of this 

interesting event, but doubtless our readers will be able to see even 

-from this sketch enough to fill them with regret that they were not 

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able to attend, and will also cause them to congratulate our neigh- 
bors of Converse College and the city of Spartanburg on the won- 
derful success of the festival. 

— The movement to organize the Association of the Presidents of 
Women's Colleges in North and South Carolina, described else- 
where, is a movement of vast importance. One of the surprising 
results of such an organization, if it is successfully carried out, will 
be to reveal the strength of the work done in this field. It has been 
apparent to many thinkers, for some time, that while the great 
•common school system has claimed the public interest^ for many 
years, and has been thoroughly organized ; and while the men's 
•colleges and universities have been likewise organized, the real 
strength of the work among the colleges for women has neither been 
placed before the public, nor has it been able to claim the respect 
before the world which it truly deserves. Hence, we believe the 
movement to be a most worthy one, calling for the support of all 
the colleges in this class. 

— As we go to press with this number of The Academy the 
Fogle Memorial Organ has been placed in position and the work 
of voicing and tuning is in progress. It is a noble instrument, im- 
posing and beautiful in appearance, and when ready to contribute 
to the pleasure of the public, will be a power for good, in that it 
will strengthen and upbuild the ideas of both old and young. 

— The Graduating Recitals of these closing weeks are very en- 
joyable occasions, which are not only technically enjoyable, but the 
average hearer can listen and appreciate. And in addition to the 
programme, the interest in the performer is great. All know that 
the graduation represents, oh, so much work in the past. Five or 
perhaps ten years of study of music or of elocution. And at the 
same time the material surroundings have become very attractive, 
though at the same time chaste and modest. The attractive invita- 
tions ; the programmes which are marvels of the printer's art ; the 
large and appreciative audiences ; the generous and hearty applause; 

4464 The Academy. 

the- beautiful cut flowers ; all of these things tend to make the 
graduation recitals some of the most enjoyable occasions of the 

— We desire once more to call attention to the excellent hotel 
facilities in our town. We will be pleased to refer any requests for 
rooms to the accommodating manager of the large, new and well 
conducted Hotel Zinzendorf, and we will be glad to arrange to 
meet and conduct to the hotel any ladies who may desire to attend 
Commencement without escort. You have but to command us and 
it will be our pleasure to serve you. 


Mr. B. J. Pfohl has kindly corresponded with the railroad 
authorities and has furnished us with the following information m 
regard to the matter of reduced rates. Mr. W. H. Fitzgerald, the 
Commissioner, writes as follows : 

' ' Referring to communications received from you in reference 
to rates to Winston-Salem, account Music Festival to be held May 
17 to 20, 1907, I have submitted your application to interested 
lines, and am requested to advise you that tickets will be on sale 
from all points in North Carolina, including Norfolk, Suffolk, Boy- 
kins and Danville, Va. , at rate of one and one-third first class fares, 
plus 25 cents, with a minimum rate of 61.00, on sale May 15 to 20, 
with final limit May 24th, account the Commencement Exercises of 
Salem Academy and College, and it is suggested that persons desir- 
ing to attend the Music Festival can take advantage of the rates 
authorized, account of Commencement Exercises, which I hope will 
be satisfactory to you." W. H. FITZGERALD, Com. 

The following are the roads indicated above : Atlantic Coast 
Line, Durham cS: Southern, Norfolk &, Southern, Raleigh & South- 
port, Seaboard Air Line and Southern Railway and the Norfolk & 

We advise our patrons and friends to communicate with their 
agents some days before starting, and see that they have been noti- 
fied in regard to the special rates. In case they have not been offi- 
cially notified they can communicate with the proper parties, and. 
permission to sell reduced rates will be given. 

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Our College was represented at the Pinehurst Educational Con- 
ference by Dr. Clewell and Mr. Jahnke. Mr. W. A. Blair of our 
city is the Treasurer, and, with Mrs. Blair, was in attendance. Mr. 
H. E. Fries is a member of the Southern Education Board and he 
and Mrs. Fries were also present. The Federation of Women's 
Clubs had representatives present, and Mrs. J. L. Patterson, of our 
city, presided at this meeting. 

The discussion embraced many topics relating to public schools, 
technical schools, standards of study, relation of politics to educa- 
tion, and so on. Distinguished men were present, from north and 
south. Addresses were made by Pres. Judson, of Chicago Univer- 
sity ; Hobson, of Alabama ; Bailey, of Cornell ; Knapp, of Louis- 
iana, and many others. 

The entire company assembled beneath the roof of the large 
Pinehurst Hotel, and the sessions of the conference were held in the 
auditorium of the hotel. Hence visitors had easy access to mutual 
companionship in the large lobby, long corridors and the delightful , 
walks traversing the hotel grounds. This facility in meetng men 
and women interested in educational matters and discussing with 
them topics of major or minor interest was not a part of the printed 
programmes, nor did it even appear on the surface as a part of the 
power of the gathering, but in reality it was one of the potent fac- 
tors of the assembly. It was like a great undercurrent which repre- 
sented possibly as much power as the public meetings in the audi- 

This fact is illustrated by the preliminary work done by a 
number of representatives of women's colleges, with a view to a 
regular organization made up of the presidents and other represen- 
tatives of the Women's Colleges in North and South Carolina. 

The first meeting was held in the Assembly Hall, and the desir- 
ability of such an organization discussed. Good interest was mani- 
fested, and after an hour spent in discussing the question a committee 
was appointed to further consider the subject, and the meeting was 

The next morning this committee met in Dr. Clewell' s room. 

4466 The Academy. 

Those present were : Dr. Pell, Chairman, President of Converse 
College, Spartanberg, S. C. ; Dr. Johnson, President of Winthrop 
Normal College, Rock Hill, S. C. ; Dr. Gains, President of Agnes 
Scott College, Ga. ; Dr. Vardell, President of Red Springs College, 
N. C. , and Dr. Clewell, President of Salem Academy and College, 
Winston-Salem, N. C. 

The discussion was earnest and careful, and it was decided to 
call a meeting of the representatives of all the colleges for women in 
North and South Carolina, in connection with the North Carolina 
Teachers' Assembly in June, in order to effect a permanent organi- 
zation. Drs. Pell and Johnson were requested to extend an invita- 
tion to each College in South Carolina, and Drs. Vardell and Clew- 
ell were appointed to perform the same duty in North Carolina. 

Their determination to issue an invitation with a view to per- 
manent organization was followed by a free and detailed discussion 
of the possible benefits to be derived. These expressions were free 
and were only the private views of the gentlemen, but they were 
interesting, and we give a few of them as a matter of interest : 

It was suggested that the organization should not be legislative 
in its character, but purely conferential. That is in such matters 
as the regulation of courses of study, standards of admission, &c, 
nothing should be done to bind the members, but that each indi- 
vidual school should be left to solve these problems, under the 
direction of its Board of Trustees, and its special needs and sur- 
roundings and its own wishes. A conferential platform such as this 
would invite and make possible free and unrestrained discussion of 
any subjects but would bind no one. 

The fraternal spirit which would be cultivated would carry with 
it an "uplift" and would not only encourage and strengthen the 
individual, but would stimulate the entire work among the young 
women of our States. 

The various economic questions would have a prominent place. 
It was interesting to the writer of this sketch to note the zeal with 
which these five gentlemen, in charge of the education of between 
two and three thousand young women, entered upon the discussion 
of problems relating to laundry or lighting, domestic service and 
bill of fares, self-government and similar topics. If their zeal in this 
preliminary committee is a test, we predict that conferential gather- 

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ings such as are suggested would be provided with economic topics 
for several years to come. 

Furthermore, in the committee-discussion it appeared that there 
are always certain general topics before the public, and the indvidual 
school man desires to know exactly what his neighbor thinks. These 
topics are like waves which arise and sweep along and suggest ques- 
tions difficult for the individual to solve, and most sus eptible of 
error in the matter of the judgment of the individual. But when 
freely discussed by a score of men and women, all of whom are 
facing the same questions and problems as those which confront the 
individual an error is seldom made. Questions of general interest 
now before the school-world are such as the amount of mathematics- 
which best fits a woman for her highest calling in life. Again, a 
question which is before the public at this time is the particular 
direction of the science course a woman should follow in view of the 
duties which will certainly meet her in later life. So, too, the ques- 
tion of what degree to confer on graduates is often discussed. Some- 
say "A.B." only. Others "A.B.," "B.S.," "B. L.," and so 
on. Now, all these are popular questions, that is questions of the 
people arising from the general thought of the day, and no one- 
individual is capable of shaping and deciding them, and no one indi- 
vidual is certain that his conclusions are correct. But a gathering" 
of educators, all having their work among the young women of our 
section, would certainly be more nearly correct in its conclusions- 
than would be the case with any one individual. 

Finally, the committee felt that the general effect of such an 
organization would be to promote and elevate the standard of wom- 
anhood, a resultant of the free discussion of methods, as they refer 
to the physical, the moral, the intellectual and the religious nature 
of the students. 

The strength of the public school system has been shown by 
the Teachers' Assemblies and the County Normals. The organiza- 
tion of the workers in the many men's colleges has displayed to 
the world their strength and power. But the extent and influence- 
of the excellent work in the women's colleges has never been sys- 
tematically shown. And an organization with an occasion distinctly 
its own, possibly meeting in the colleges themselves, in one or an- 
other of the States, would show to the world the strength of this- 

4468 The Academy. 

work, would encourage th^ workers, would improve the future 
womanhood of our communities, and would thus aid the great factor 
of stronger home influence in its powerful develepment of our great 
commonwealths, State and National, for no one will deny but that 
the home is really the factor which exerts the greatest influence in 
the weal or woe of a nation. 


The South Atlantic Music Festival held its thirteenth annual 
session in the Auditorium of Converse College, Spartanburg, S. C. , 
April 24 — 26, 1907. The organization is in charge of the Music 
Department of Converse College, together with a committee of citi- 
zens of Spartanburg. The plan of working the business end of the 
matter is to have the citizens guarantee the amount of money 
needed, and then push the interests of the movement as a business 
matter. The musical programme this year was made up of a chorus 
from Converse College and from the city of Spartanburg, Walter 
Damrosch's Orchestra, four professional soloists, and one great star 
singer. The professional soloists were Mrs. De Moss, Miss Munson, 
Mr. Johnson and Mr. Witherspoon. Damrosch's Orchestra had 50 
performers, with soloists Lasloskey, Verney, Shultz, Barrere and 
Leroy. The cost of the festival, we were informed, was about 
$9,000, which sum was covered by the sale of tickets. 

The first concert was Wagner Night. The second was a Sym- 
phony programme. The third, Verdi's "Requiem." Fourth, a 
popular programme. Fifth, Artist's Night, on which occasion Mme. 
Sembrich appeared. 

All these occasions were attended by very large and brilliant 
audiences, made up of visitors from a distance, of citizens of Spar- 
tanburg, and of college students. From Winston-Salem we noted 
the following : Mr. Maslin, Miss Ellen Norfleet, the Misses Chreitz- 
berg, Miss Emma Lineback, Mr. Peterson, and from our school, 
Prof. Shirley, Prof. Storer and Dr. Clewell. The enthusiasm was 
great, especially on the closing night. On this occasion the ovation 
given to Sembrich was a remarkable one. 

Spartanburg makes this festival the gala week of the year. 

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Friends and strangers gather from North and South Carolina and 
many other States. Many social functions center about the week. 
There are receptions and balls, art exhibits and ball games. The 
stores are gaily decorated, and it is estimated that a thousand visi- 
tors attended from a distance. It is also stated that more money is 
brought into the town by the visitors than is required to pay the 
•expenses of the Festival. 

Dr. Clewell was the guest of Dr. Pell during this interesting 
occasion, and was thus enabled to come into close touch with all 
things connected with the Festival. In addition to the musical part 
there were many things of special pleasure and interest. The oppor- 
tunity of meeting former pupils, as well as representative men and 
women heretofore strangers, was an enjoyable part of the pleasures 
of these days. Then again there were the brilliant scenes in front 
of the college buildings, both afternoons and evenings. The ave- 
nues were filled with automobiles and carriages, all these and many 
other things, formed a scene of interest and attraction. 

The representatives 'from our college desire us to extend to Dr. 
and Mrs. Pell, and to the other friends at Converse, their hearty 
thanks for the many courtesies extended, all of which tended to 
make the occasion socially as well as musically a most delightful one. 

Neither Exactly Suited. 

"It's the thought of the prospective parents' -in-law," said 
Jerome K. Jerome at a bachelor dinner, ' ' that keeps many a young 
man from marrying. But I knew one young fellow who wasn't to 
be daunted. When he asked the father for the hand of the only 
girl he ever loved, the crusty old gentleman said with a sneer : 

1 ' You want to marry my daughter, do you ? Let me tell you 
that you're not exactly the sort of man I would choose for a son- 
in-law. ' ' 

"Well, to be frank," said the cheerful youth, "you are not 
the sort of man I'd choose for a father-in-law, either. But we 
needn't chum, youpcnow, unless we want to." 

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— It will be a difficult thing to tell the story of the month in 
the School since the time has been filled with so many things In 
connection with the approaching close that space would not be 
sufficient even if the entire number should be devoted to this sub- 
ject. Still we will tell of some of the experiences and the remainder 
will come into the Commencement number. 

— The acknowledgments cannot be given this month,, owing to 
the fact that some of the gifts are in the form of pledges, some of 
them are in the hands of those who have special funds in charge, 
and hence we will arrange all matters so as to appear in a full and 
complete report in the final issue of the year. 

— A number of mounted views have been sent to Supt. J. Y. 
Joyner for exhibition of the school in connection with the Jamestown 
Exposition, about forty in all. The views are those selected from 
about two hundred, and are a good representation of the school and 
its work. 

— Several different sheets, setting forth the history of the Col- 
lege have been placed with the exhibit from the Wachovia Histori- 
cal Society, and will appear at Jamestown. In this way we will 
have representation in three different exhibits in different buildings. 

— The lot west of Memorial Hall has been nicely graded to 
Main Street, and when covered with sod will form_[a fine approach 
to the hall. 

— The Graduating Recitals have been the special attractions in 
the Music School during the month. It is customary to print the 
programs of these recitals in the Catalogue, and we will be pleased 
to send a copy of the new Catalogue to any of our music loving 
friends when the new edition appears. 

The first of these occasions was that of Miss Laurie Jones, of 
Atlanta, who is a graduate in the college course of last year, and 
has this year been doing very efficient work in the teaching depart- 
ment as an assistant to Prof. Shirley. The recital took place April 
12, and Miss Jones was assisted in the program by Prof. Storer and 
Prof. Shirley. 

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This was followed on April 18th by the graduating' recital in 
piano playing of Miss Haydy Garner, of Winston-Salem. Miss 
Garner has been a stude it in the school for a number of years, and 
has always been a faithful worker. Her many friends were happy 
to be with her in numbers to enjoy this day, which was the climax 
in her career thus far. Those who assisted Miss Garner were Mrs. 
Charles Norfleet and Prof. H. A. Shirley. 

Miss Erma Pfaff was the third in the list of graduates in piano 
playing. She has both taught and studied, and since childhood 
has been not only fond of music, but has been an enthusiast. Her 
friends have watched her progress with great interest. All of the 
three pupils named above were with Prof. Shirley. Those who 
assisted Miss Pfaff in the recital were Rev. and Mrs. J. K. Pfohl. 

The last of thegicdjates in piano playing was Miss Ruth Crist, 
a pupil of Miss Vest ar.d a graduate of the college course last year. 
Miss Crist held up the same high standard which characterized the 
other recitals, and was assisted in her program by Mrs. Sprinkle 
and Mrs. J. K. Pfohl. A large number of friends were present. 

— The French and German play, which was given by the Lan- 
guage Department April 20th, was a very enjoyable occasion. The 
title page of the program showed the following : "La Somnambule. 
Comedie en un acte par Henri Michand. Ein Cafestuendchen. 
Lustspiel in einem Act von Anna Siedenburg. " Miss Anna Sieden- 
burg was the manager. The names of those who took part are 
Misses Sarah Gaither, Mary Young, Lyde Brinkley, Louise Wilson, 
Ethel Pullan, Margery Smith, Frau Hauptmann Schroeder, Misses 
Harriet Greider, Elizabeth Ramsay, Louise Ezzell, Mr. Paul Jahnke, 
Mr. E. Stemple, Miss Paulina Frye. There was a large attendance 
and the play was very creditable and interesting. 

— The Graduating dinner of Misses Lambeth and Haury was 
given in the home of Dr. and Mrs. Clewell May 3, and was in every 
way an enjoyable affair. The table was beautifully decorated with 
smilax and sweet peas, and the hour a most enjoyable one. The 
names of those at the table are Dr. and Mrs. Clewell, Bishop and 
Mrs. Rondthaler, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hege, Prof. Storer, Miss 
L. C. Shaffner, Miss Margery Smith, Miss Brooke and Misses Lam- 
beth and Haury. Those who served were Misses Aycock, E. 

4472 The Academy. 

Willingham, Reedy and Kilbuck. Music was supplied from an 
adjoining room while the meal was in progress. The entire evening 
was a great success, and the menu on the hand-painted souvinir 
cards was as follows : 


Shaddock Cocktails. 

Consomme a la Royal. 
Bread Sticks. 

Flaked Shad. 


Lamb Chops. Peas. 
New Potatoes. Mushrooms. 

Chicken Mousse. Cheese Balls. 

Strawberry Bisque. 


• — One of the many interesting items of interest about the erec- 
tion of the grand organ has been the voicing and tuning of the same. 
Locking themselves in the auditorium, and all outside noises elimi- 
nated as far as possible, the two experts who yet have the instru- 
ment in charge, with the most painstaking care, test again and again, 
the many pipes and their combinations. It is apparently a tedious 
operation, but the gentlemen in charge are so engrossed while at it 
that one cannot but think that it must after all be a labor of love to 
so tune and voice this magnificent musical machine that no discord 
shall ever fall upon the charmed ears of the thousands who shall sit 
under its manipulation by Prof. Shirley's skilled fingers. 

— Another giant sycamore in the square has departed this life, 
the one at the south-west corner of the square, opposite Vogler 
Hall. No doubt the remaining few will soon follow, and then the 
memory of them will soon fade away. 

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Jkn Htgijter Vzin. 

Extreme Cleanliness. 

Prof. M. E. Jaffa, of the University of California, after conduct- 
ing a series of interesting and profitable experiments with the laying 
power of the hen, said : 

"Cleanliness is a prime factor in successful chicken farming. 
Keep the runs clean, dry, cheerful, and your hens will do their duty 
by you nobly. 

" In fact, to make hens lay well it is almost necessary to carry 
neatness to the finicky point — to be as finicky as the old lady with 
the aquarium. 

"This old lady did not merely keep the aquarium neat — the 
glass spotless, the stones at the bottom snowy, — but it was said of 
her that every Saturday night she took the fish out and gave them 
a bath !" 


In a little Alabama town, a score of years ago, there was a shift- 
less colored boy, named Wash Jones, who, after being caught in a 
number of petty delinquencies was at last sent to the penitentiary, 
where he was set to learn a trade. On the day of his return home 
he met a friendly white acquaintance, who asked : 

" Well, what did they put you at in the prison, Bill?" 
" Dey started in to make an honest boy out'n me, sah." 
"That's good, Bill, and I hope they succeeded." 
" Dey did, sah." 

" And how did they teach you to be honest, Bill?" 
" Dey done put me in de shoe shop, sah, nailin' pasteboard 
onter shoes fo' soles, sah." 

What He Prays For. 

"Who's that, pa?" a little Kansas youngster in the Senate 
gallery at the Capitol inquired, as a magnificent looking old man 
rose before the opening of a session. 

"That," said the father, "is Rev. Edward Everett Hale, the 

" Oh," said the boy, " he prays for the Senate, doesn't he?" 

" Well, no," said the father, " not exactly. He gets up, takes 
a good look at the Senate, and then he prays for the country." 

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£n jttemonam. 

Little Marie Covington, the twelve year old daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. N. R. Covington, of Winston-Salem, was unexpectedly 
called away by the great Master of Life, on the afternoon of April 
30, after a brief illness, of heart trouble. She was an unusually 
quiet, retiring little girl, beloved by all who knew her. 

She had attended the Winston Graded School till last Septem- 
ber, when she became a member of the Academy family, one of the 
bright, attractive little company of Tenth Room children, under 
Miss Bessent's careful, tender, motherly charge. Here she went in 
and out among us, a faithful, bright, conscientious child, of whom 
the universal testimony seems to be that she never did anything 
wrong, but performed her duties in a way seldom seen among little 

This opening bud was plucked by the Heavenly Gardener 
before the dew had dried from off the grass, or her feet had fully 
entered upon the rugged path of life ; gone with a lovely smile upon 
her fair young face, as if she had just seen the tender Shepherd 
who has thus early gathered the fragile bud to blossom forever in 
the fields of light. 

" 'Twas not in cruelty, — not in wrath 
The Reaper came that day : 
'Twas an angel visited the green Earth 
And took this flower away !" — L. 


Falkener — Southekland.— In Goldsboro, N. C, on April 24th, 1907, 
Mr. Andrew White Falkener lo Mrs. Leslie Clayton Soutmerland, 
nee Mary B. Miller. 

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Vol. 30. Winston-Salem, N. C, May-June, 1907. No. 265- 

Entered as second-class matter in the Postoffice at Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Published each month of school-year, at 50 cents per year. Devoted 
to the interests of Salem Academy and College and Alumnae Society 
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tions should be addressed to The Academy, Winston-Salem, N. C. 


— The New Term of Salem Academy and College will begin 
September 10th, 1907. The entrance examinations will take place 
September 7th and 9th. It is important that pupils report promptly. 

— The new Catalogue is now ready and will be sent to any 
address on application. 

— The Music Festival which was combined with the Com- 
mencement proved to-be a great success, and was finely managed 
by the gentlemen who had it in charge. It will no doubt become a 
permanent part of the exercises attending the close of the school 

— The serious illness of Mrs. Shirley, mother of our esteemed 
Prof. Shirley, called forth much sympathy in school and town. The 
many friends will rejoice to know that she is now convalescent. 

— Students desiring to attend the Fall Term of Salem Acade- 
my and College will please send in applications as early as possible, . 
especially if they desire place reserved in a certain room company- 

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— We were particularly happy in the number of distinguished 
visitors to Commencement. Among them were Bishop Levering, 
Congressman Small, President Hobbs and President Pell. Truly a 
fine company of splendid men. 

— The number of visitors to Commencement was large, the 
Music Festival being an attraction in addition to the usual Com- 
mencement features. The week passed without trouble of any 
land, and every one speaks happily of the occasion. 

— The weather was fine all through Commencement week. 
While it was cool it was not too cool for comfort, and the brfght 
rsunshine made the days cheerful and every one was happy. 

— The Alumnae were happy in the completion of the new 
building, at least so far as all practical use is concerned. It has 
been a long struggle and all is now happily over, except the indebt- 
edness, which must not be lost sight of. 

— The Winston-Salem Sentinel and the Journal, the popular 
-evening and morning papers, gave the most carefully prepared ac- 
count of the Commencement Exercises and Music Festival which 
has ever been given by our newspapers. The Academy can cer- 
tainly do no better than to tell the story of the work in the words o 
the enthusiastic reporters. We doubt if we would venture to tell 
the history in the strong and kindly manner which our gallant 
friends use, but we appreciate what they have said, and we feel sure 
our readers will peruse the account with pleasure. 

— If any of our readers desire a full set of the programmes of 
all the occasions, we. will take pleasure in forwarding the same on 
application. The programmes give the words of the Oratorio, Te 
Deum, and the music and words of the Chorals. 

—A considerable amount of the news, including the review o 
ihe Annual will apptar in the next number of The Academy. 

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Centennial year, 1902, was an unusual year, and elicited much 
interest. Commencement 1907, was in some respects a second edi- 
tion of the Centennial year, in so far that it witnessed the practical 
•completion of plans begun in 1902, and also called forth an interest 
in the occasion which was out of the ordinary. 

Commencement is no longer a matter of a day or two. Some 
weeks before the close of school the occasions begin. The grad- 
uation recitals in music and elocution belong to Commencement, and 
the graduation dinners given by the class in domestic science also 
are connected with this occasion. Early in May the music and elo- 
cution departments gave a complimentary concert to the citizens of 
Winston-Salem, and it was largely attended, and seemed to be 
greatly appreciated. Then too there were picnics and straw rides ; 
there were receptions by societies and by the school authorities, and 
■so numerous were these occasions that an engagement list was nec- 
essary to know what days were free and what engaged. All these 
occasions pointed clearly to the fact that the close of the school 
was near. 

The preparations this year called for a Music Festival in addi- 
tion to what was usually arranged for the last clays of the term. 
Hence there were four main divisions, the Music Festival, the sev- 
eral occasions connected with the Senior Class, the Alumnae Meet- 
ing and Commencement proper. 

The formal opening of Alumnae Memorial Hall was the special 
■feature of the occasion. The assembling of everything needed for 
the successful opening of the Hall was not an easy task. It involved 
a trip to Boston to hasten the organ, and numerous telegrams to 
speed it on its way. It called for a special trip to Grand Rapids, 
Mich., to start and personally escort the pevving, and many tele- 
grams in that connection. And when organ and pews were in the 
hall it called for a large force of men, working day and night (in 
some cases all night) to have matters in a satisfactory position. 
Then the music programmes had to claim the hall and the organ 
and while the musicians were in charge the organ men and the pew 
imen were ruled out. 

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With the preceding introductory remarks we turn to the story 
of the work as given by the kind and interested reporters of the 
Sentinel 'and the Journal ; 

( Sentinel. ) 
The Creation Given in Splendid Manner. 

First Concert of Winston-Salem Music Festival Attracts 
Large Audience — " Te Deum " To-night. 

A fitting dedication of the Alumnae Memorial Hall was the 
presentation on last evening of Haydn's grand Oratorio, "The 

This was given first in Salem in the Summer of 1829 and has 
been presented many times since, but the concert last night sur- 
passed all previous efforts. Long before the hour for the concert to 
begin the auditorium began to fill, and soon every available chair 
was taken, parties having come from Greensboro and other cities to 
enjoy the great musical treat. Chairs were found necessary to 
accommodate late arrivals, but so well is the building arranged little 
choice was found in seats, attentive ushers handling nicely the aud- 
ience. Those who recall 'last year, when standing room was difficult 
to obtain, appreciated fully the many advantages which the present 
well vent lated, comfortably seated building presents. 

The grand concert began with Bishop Bechler's choral, " Sing- 
Hallelujah," which was joined in by the immense audience, all 

Then followed the presentation of Haydn's grand oratorio — 
"The Creation." This is told briefly by three angels, Gabriel, 
Uriel and Raphael. Mrs. Grace Bonner Williams, of Boston, tak- 
ing the part of Gabriel ; Mr. John Young, of New York, that of 
Uriel, while Rev. J. Kenneth Pfohl represented Raphael. 

The creation of every living thing is told in the first and second 
parts, the creation of man being the climax, while in the third part 
a glimpse of Paradise, before the fall of man, is given. A grand 
outburst of music from the heavenly hosts celebrates the close of 
each day. 

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From the very first moment, when the musicians' fingers swept 
the strings of the- different instruments, as Prof. Storer waved his 
baton, all felt that a master musician was directing the orchestra and 
that skilled performers were taking the different parts. In perfect 
unison were the hundred voices and the orchestra of twenty-eight 

The soloists won repeated applause, each one being an artist of 
unusual attainments. 

Mrs. Grace Bonner Williams, who won the hearts of music- 
lovers during her presence in our city last year, when she complete- 
ly captured her hearers, added fresh laurels last night to those al- 
ready won. Her voice is clear and sweet, the highest notes being 
reached without any difficulty ; while her personality is very attrac- 
tive, nature having been lavish with her gifts, having endowed her 
both with beauty and talent. From the time of her entrance on the 
stage as Gabriel, and at each appearance, she was greeted with lib- 
eral applause. When she describes so graphically the creation of 
the birds one imagines that the rustling of their wings can be heard. 
Then, when she sang : 

" From every bush and grove resound 
The nightingale's delightful notes," 

she vied well with the queen of song, while no dove ever called in 
more cooing notes to its mate than did this gifted singer. Indeed, 
Mrs. Williams' voice is magnifiicent, full of expression. She inter- 
terpreted Gabriel exquisitely. 

Mr. John Young, the noted New York tenor, was superb. He 
threw his whole soul into the portrayal of his character. His inter- 
pretation of the creation of man was masterly. He was repeatedly 
encored and quickly became a favorite with the audience. 

Rev. J. Kenneth Pfohl has a fine bass voice and made an ex- 
cellent Raphael, dividing well the honors with the others. In his 
recitative, when the cattle, insects and beasts are created, the orches- 
tral accompaniment was speaking, the buzzing of the insects even 
could be distinctly heard. Mr. Pfohl has a warm place in the hearts 
of music lovers and scores of admirers who attested their apprecia- 
tion by hearty applause. 

The trio parts taken by these three gifted singers were beautiful. 

The chorus was thrilling, especially " The heavens are telling 
the glory of God," and the final chorus, which was magnificent. 

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Assisting local talent, were Messrs. Roy and Lahser, of Greens- 
boro, flutist and violinist ; Mr. Woodroffe, of Mt. Airy, violinist, 
and Dr. Charles Turner, of Statesville, 'cellist. 

Miss Ivey Nicevvonger, organist, and Miss Rosa Deane, pianist, 
were excellent. 

Indeed, ''The Creation " was given in a most masterly manner, 
a credit to any community and a source of pleasure to all who 

Editorial — The Sentinel. 

Those who heard the superb rendition of ' ' The Creation V at 
the Salem Academy and College last evening must have been im- 
pressed very favorably with the fact, if they had not discovered it 
before, that there is an abundance of splendid musical talent in this 
community and that Winston-Salem people appreciate good music 
and will patronize liberally high class musical attractions. The ren- 
dition of the Oratorio last evening proved conclusively that the Win- 
ston-Salem Music Festival should be made an annual event ; that it 
should be developed with a view to making this one of the musical 
events of the South every year. We venture to say the manage- 
ment will have the earnest and substantial support of the entire 
community i.i the efforts they may make along this line. 

{Sentinel. ) 
Senior Class Exercises. 

On Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock the Senior Class exercises 
of the Salem Academy and College took place in the Memorial Hall. 
These were of a most interesting nature, the bright, sprightly essays 
being interspersed with fine music. 

Seated on the rostrum were Bishop Rondthaler, Dr. Clewell, 
the President, and Miss Lehman, whose life work is so closely inter- 
woven with that of the Seniors, and the forty-three Seniors, who, in 
white caps and gowns, looked sweet and attractive. 

The Class Song of '07 opened the exercises, whi.h was well 

A pretty piano duet by Misses Fetter and Siewers followed. 

Miss Hattie Jones' "Ivy Essay" and "Eventide," by Miss 
Ella Lambeth, were heartily applauded. 

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The class poem by Miss Phebe Phillips was fine, as was Miss 
Lucy Thorp's piano solo, " Cuban Dance." 

Miss Ella Lambeth gave the class history in a most amusing 
manner, causing much laughter. 

Miss Haury sang beautifully " O Let Night Speak of Me." 

Miss Pearl Hege then presented the class banner — black and 
gold — to Memorial Hall, in a very neat essay. 

Missss Pattie Baugham and Kathleen Smith sang a lovely duet, 
" O That We Two Were Maying." 

Miss Mary Heitman followed, handling her subject, "The 
Class Will," in quite a humorous style. 

Miss Dora Haury then gave a piano solo, ' ' Prelude in C 
Sharp Minor." 

A most interesting feature of the exercises was the transferring 
of the Senior Class colors and flowers to the Freshmen. This was- 
done in a neat speech by Miss Ruth Willingham, on behalf of the 
Seniors, and accepted gracefully by Miss Marguerite Fries for the 

1 ' Fair Salem ' ' was the last number on the grogram. 

The chorus was directed by Prof. Eugene Storer, with Misses 
Amy Van Vleck, Lucy Thorp and Lura Garner as accompanists. 

( Journal. ) 
Immense Crowd Attends " Te Deum. 

The Soloists Who Did Such Excellent Work on the Night 
Before Did as Well Last Night — Forced to Respond- 
to Many Encores — The Program Rendered a Varied 
One — High Praise for the Orchestra and Chorus. 

The second Grand Concert of the Winston-Salem Music Festi- 
val was given last night in Alumnae Memorial Hall when Antonio- 
Dvorak's great composition, the " Te Deum," was sung to an im- 
mense audience. 

The Concert opened with the beautiful hymn, "Sleepers, 
Wake ! For Night is Flying," sung by the entire audience with 
orchestral accompaniment. Then the great " Te Deum" was ren- 
dered. This work is divided into four parts, the first is for chorus 

4484 The Academy. 

and orchestra, with soprano solo, the second is for bass solo with 
the chorus answering. After a pause the third part uses chorus 
and orchestra, while the fourth part has a short soprano solo, fol- 
lowed by bass and soprano duet, with chorus accompaniment. 
Throughout this magnificent composition one detects the wild yet 
sweet strains peculiar to Hungarian music. 

Mrs. Grace Bonner Williams, of Boston, who took the soprano 
solos, has a wonderful voice, beautiful, clear and true, full of exquis- 
ite tones and cadences, and one easily recognizes the artistic in her 
fine interpretation of musical masterpieces. Her work last night in 
the "Te Deum " was truly magnificent in the " Dignare Domine," 
as fine as Dvorak himself could have wished. 

Rev. J. Kenneth Pfohl, whose fine bass voice has given such 
great pleasure to his audience, rendered his solos exceedingly well, 
his magnificent deep tones fitting well the beauty of the composition. 
The soprano and bass duet, ''Benedicimus Patrem," sung by Mrs. 
Williams and Mr. Pfohl, was greeted with great enthusiasm, their 
voices interpreting the magnificent prayer with beautiful tones and 
fine perception. The chorus work in the ." Te Deum " was excel- 
lent, and to say this of the rendition of so classical a work as the 
*' Te Deum " is saying a great deal. 

The rendition of " Cielo e Mar," from "La Giaconda," by 
Ponchielli, sung by Mr. John Young, the celebrated tenor from New- 
York, was great. The selection is a recitative and aria, and is a 
beautiful piece of music, and was sung magnificently. Mr. Young 
has a tenor voice of the clearest quality, rich and sweet, and with 
the most perfect enunciation. 


So great was the applause when he finished, that he was com- 
pelled to return, giving as an encore that loveliest of Irish songs, Tom 
Moore's lovely melody, " Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes." 
This was followed by the waltz song from Gounod's " Romeo and 
Juliet" and in this Mrs. Williams' beautiful voice was at its best. 
She sang it superbly, her lovely high tones fairly thrilling the aud- 
ience. Mrs. Williams is endowed indeed, for besides that voice full 
of exquisite tones, she has a most attractive personality — dignified, 
charming and gracious, these characteristics adding greatly to the 
magnetism of her marvelous voice. 

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mrs. williams sings of spring time. 

In response to repeated applause, Mrs. Williams sang a lovely 
song of the springtime, full of all sorts of delicious suggestions of 
meadows, broods and birds, and she sang it like a bird too, and 
left her audience in a state of longing for another just like it. 

Very fine chorus work was shown in the rendering of Gounod's 
" By Babylon's Wave," with full orchestral accompaniment. This 
was followed by three charming songs by Mr. Young. They were 
" Come to the Garden, Love," " Mary," an old Scotch song, and 
Chadwick's " Before the Dawn," and so delightfully did Mr. Young 
sing them that the audience applauded enthusiastically and as an 
encore he sang " My Dear." 

Next Mrs. Williams sang the "Ave Maria," of Bach-Gounod, 
with violin obligato by Herr Roy, of Greensboro ; Prof. Shirley, 
organist, and Miss Rosa Deane, pianist. In this Mrs. Williams 
charmed her hearers, her beautiful voice suiting admirably the love- 
ly composition. As an encore Mrs. Williams sang a charming little 
song which might be termed " A Winding Road Bed Over a Hill," 
and yet might not, but so exquisitely and daintily did this wonderful 
voice render it that those who were listening thought not of the 
song but of the beauty of the singing. 


The last number on the program was the great sextette from 
Donizetti's "Lucia," sung by Mrs. Williams, Miss Ellen Norfleet, 
Mr. Young, Mr. Jasper Deane, Rev. J. Kenneth Pfohl and Mr. L. 
B. Brickenstein. This was still another great success, with Mrs. 
Williams as "Lucia," Mr. Young as " Edgardo, Mr. Pfohl as 
" Enrico," Mr. Brickenstein as " Raimondo " and Miss Norfleet as 
" Alisa. " This beautiful sextette is magnificent from the opening 
orchestral bass to the end where the chorus and full orchestra bring 
it to a great climax. Here Mrs. Williams showed the great power 
of her voice, her exquisite high tones in the climaxes sounding clear, 
sweet, beautiful above the chorus. 

Mr. Young's interpretation of " Enrico " was fine. 


Too much can hardly be said in praise of the chorus work and 
the fine training that brought the voices to the perfection shown in 

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the singing of the choruses. Prof. Eugene Storer is indeed to be 
congratulated on the great success of the first two evenings of the 
Music Festival and Winston-Salem is justly proud of a Music Festi- 
val in which singers such as heard last night participated. 

( Sentinel. ) 

Bishop Levering' s Sermon to the Seniors of Salem 

Academy and College. 

Even the elements smiled upon the services of the Salem Acad- 
emy and College Sunday. 

It was an ideal day and long before the hour for service the 
audience began to gather in the beautiful new Memorial Hall to hear 
the baccalaureate sermon by the Rt. Rev. Mortimer J. Levering, of 
Bethlehem, Pa., and by 11 o'clock the hall was filled to its utmost 

The Seniors, clad in their black robes, occupied the rostrum on 
the left, while the choir and orchestra had seats on the right. Seated 
near the speaker were Dr. Robert P. Pell, of South Carolina ; Rt. 
Rev. Edward Rondthaler, Dr. John H. Clewell, Revs. J. Kenneth 
Pfohl, E. S. Crosland, C. H. Wenhold, and Mr. Paul E. Jahnke. 
Upon the stroke of the clock in the church steeple, the great pipe 
organ, under the master touch of Prof. Shirley, sent forth its melo- 
dious peals in a prelude. 

In a brief and beautifully worded prayer, Bishop Rondthc.ler 
invoked the blessings of God upon the audience, Memorial Hall and 
those who are to go in and out of its doors in the days to come. 

After the reading of the morning litany, Dr. Clewell read as the 
scripture lesson the One Hundred and Forty- fifth Psalm 

A collection was taken for the benefit of the American Bible 
Society, after which Rev. C. H. Wenhold announced the hymn, 
"How Firm a Foundation," which was heartily joined in by the 
immense gathering. 

The speaker was introduced by Bishop Rondthaler, in appro- 
priate words of welcome, and for thirty-five minutes Bishop Lever- 
ing held the interested attention of his hearers. It may be said that 

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the subject of the discourse was ' ' The Application of the Religion 
of Christ to Twentieth Century Conditions. 

Bishop Levering chose as his text a part of the twentieth verse 
of the sixth chapter of St. Matthew : ' ' Lay up for yourselves treas- 
ures in heaven," from which he delivered a sermon that lifted his 
hearers from every day trials and business cares to the day when 
dismay shall be vanquished and joy take its place. The sermon 
was delivered in the most beautiful and expressive language, in a 
voice soft and gentle in tone, yet audible in every part of the great 

The speaker described the time when, owing to persecution, 
piety was necessarily associated with dismay and sometimes a gloomy 
countenance ; a time when those who would lead a godly life were 
barred from the pleasures of the world ; when people must needs be 
pessimists in the walks of life ; that to-day such a life would not 
strike a responsive chord of the human heart ; that the growth of 
God's kingdom on earth, like the life of an individual, had its sea-, 
sons of dreary despair and its times of rejoicing ; that Christ was 
far-seeing, and that his religion was applicable to every walk of life. 

The speaker urged the graduates, as well as all his hearers, to 
rind its application for their own time and conditions and not to try 
and make the outward appearance of religion what it was centuries 
ago. To illustrate, he spoke of the experiences of Christ at the time 
of his Temptation on the Mount, and the experience on the Mount 
of Transfiguration — one a moment of deepest gloom and temptation, 
and the other of blessed inspiration and spiritual exaltation. 

Continuing, Bishop Levering said that the advance of science 
and art, the introduction of machinery and the growth of industry 
gave the mind to-day a more adequate conception of heaven than in 
the beginning ; that to lay up treasures in heaven one need not, as 
of yore, give up the joys and sever the ties of the world ; that there 
is nothing in the world bad except things made thus by the agency 
of man ; that morality is identical with religion ; that to be beauti- 
ful a life must be morally beautiful ; that it was an important part of 
a college course to be educated morally. He spoke against that 
education which consists alone of day books and ledgers. 

The close attention given the Bishop attested the fact that his 
sermon struck a responsive chord in the souls of his hearers. 

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At the close of the sermon Dr. Pell offered prayer. 

Mrs. Grace Bonner Williams, who has won such a warm place 
in the affections of our people, was present, and at the close of the 
magnificent sermon sang most charmingly a selection from "The 
Messiah," "Come Unto Him," by Handel. 

A hymn was then announced by Mr. Jahnke, after the singing 
of which the service closed with the benediction by Bishop Levering. 

Editorial — The Sentinel. 
The people of Winston-Salem are exceedingly fortunate in the 
opportunity they are having now of hearing people and productions 
that are indeed notable. The grand musical concerts embraced in 
the program of the Winston-Salem Music Festival, the baccalaureate 
sermon on Sunday by Bishop Levering and the commencement ad- 
dress to-morrow by Congressman Small ; the baccalaureate sermon 
before the graded school seniors last night, and the literary address 
Friday night ; the sessions of the bankers' convention, with ad- 
dresses by some of the most distinguished men in their line in the 
entire country — these taken together furnish a feast of entertainment 
and instruction of which any city would have a right to feel proud. 

Tree Planting. 

In the presence of several hundred people at 11 o'clock Mon- 
day morning the annual tree planting of the Senior Class of Salem 
Academy and College took place on the college campus on the east 
side of the main college building. The exercises were sweet and 
impressive. The instrumental music was by the Moravian Trom- 
bone Choir. Following the tree planting the Senior Class and inter- 
ested spectators marched to the Memorial Hall, where the exercises 
were concluded with the presentation of the Class Memorial, the 
electric bulbs " 07 " over the entrance. 


The members of the Senior Class formed in front of their class 
room and marched two by two to the campus, singing as they went, 

The Academy. 4489 

A most excellent essay, ' ' On Tree Planting, ' ' was read by 
Miss Alice Aycock, of Goldsboro, followed by an essay. "Our 
Tree Planting," by Miss Dora Haury, of Kansas. Following this 
was a song, " Gaudeamus. " 

Dr. J. H. Clewell, president of the institution, then made a fine 
address, his remarks being full of words of wisdom for the young la- 
dies who tomorrow receive their diplomas and leave the college for 
their respective places of abode, never again perhaps to be united. 
Dr. Clewell told them that as they went out from the institution they 
would meet with more serious problems of life, many trials and diffi- 
culties would enter their lives, but ever to be brave and withstand 
the storms' as it were. He likened them unto the tree which they 
were about to plant in that from day to day the' tree gains new 
strength and takes deeper root upon life, until finally it is a giant of 
the forest. Dr. Clewell hoped to see the young tree grow stronger 
each day. He most heartily asked the young girls to return to the 
tree planting of the next Senior Class, and to be present every year 
when it was possible. 

Following Dr. Clewell' s address, which was well received, the 
class sang, " Integer Vitae," after which the young ladies gathered 
about the spot where the tree was planted, each one taking part in 
the exercises, singing, " Where ! Oh Where " as the last shovel of 
the dirt was thrown about the roots of the tree. Following, the 
class yell was given. 


The concluding exercises were held in Memorial Hall. The 
exercises were opened with the singing of the class song, followed 
by an essay on " Memorials," by Miss LeMay Dewey. Miss Dor- 
othy Doe then read an essay on " Our Memorial," after which the 
electric bulbs, '07, over the entrance to the hall, were formally pre- 
sented, being accepted on behalf of the College by Bishop 

The exercises closed with the singing of ' ' Fair Salem ' ' by the 

4490 The Academy. 

( Journal. ) 
Memorial Hall is Formally Opened. 

Formal Presentation of Fogle Memorial Organ— Interest- 
ing Exercises Held Monday Afternoon in Connection 
With the Annual Meeting of the Academy Alumnae 
Association — Bishop Rondthaler Makes Address of 
Acceptance of the Memorial Organ — Presentation by 
Different Classes — Several Short Addresses Made. 

Monday was a notable day in the history of Salem Academy 
and College, it being the time of the formal opening of the Memo- 
rial Hall and the formal presentation of the Fogle Memorial Organ. 
These exercises were held in the Memorial Hall Monday afternoon, 
beginning at 3 o'clock, it being the regular annual meeting of the 
Alumnae Association. The hall was well filled with the members 
and others. 


The exercises opened with a most fervent prayer by Rt. Rev. 
J. M. Levering, D.D., of Bethlehem, Pa., after which Miss Adelaide 
Fries, President of the Alumnae Association, made her annual ad- 
dress, which was delivered in a gracious and charming manner, 
winning the applause of the audience. Following this the minutes 
of the last meeting were read and the report of the Executive Board 
was received, these being read by Mrs. C. W. Vogler. 

treasurer's report. 

The Treasurer, Miss L. C. Shaffner, then made her report, 
showing that cash received from all sources amounted to $20,000, 
the Fogle Memorial Organ, $12,000, the total receipts to date being 
$32,000. Borrowed to complete the interior, $13,090 ; for seating, 
$2,500 ; present indebtedness, $15,500. Cost of Hall to date, 
$47,500 ; estimate of Portico, $5,000. 


Reports from Classes holding reunions and presentations were 
received. Miss Mabel Traxler reported for the Class of 1902. She 

The Academy. 4491 

stated that at the reunion the members pledged enough money to 
purchase a mahogany desk for the Memorial Hall, this to be in 
place by the next Commencement. Miss Nell Rhea reported for 
the Class of 1905, stating that out of the 36 members of the Class, 
21 were present at the reunion. Four of the members of the Class 
had married and not one had died. The Class pledged support to 
the Academy Library. Miss Ruth Siewers, for the Class of 1906, 
presented the Hall with the stone steps to east entrance of the Hall. 

The President of the Class of 1907 made a few remarks, calling 
attention to the Class Memorial presented in the morning. 

Miss Marguerite Tay, for the Juniors, presented the balcony 
doors for the Memorial Hall. The west center pillar was presented 
by Miss Katrina Lane for the Fourth Room Company, the west bal- 
cony Pillar was given by the children of Mr. S. E. Allen in his 


Dr. R. P. Pell, President of Converse College, Spartanburg, S. 
C. , made an interesting address, though short. He said that blessed 
is the college with traditions such as you have here. A college is 
the only thing that has found the secret of perpetual life. Three 
things are essential in the growth of a college, he said, these being 
wisdom, the power of adaptability and righteousness. A college 
must have the confidence of its patrons if it shall be long-lived. 
This Salem Academy and College has. He said that he was model- 
ling the Converse College after the Salem Academy and College. 

Following the address of Dr. Pell, Miss Amy Van Vleck ren- 
dered a most delightful piano solo, " O Summer Night," which was 
played entirely with the left hand. 


Miss Fries then announced that the speech of acceptance of the 
Fogle Memorial Organ would be made by Bishop Rondthaler. After 
speaking briefly of the loyalty of the present students and the stu- 
dents of the past to the institution he paid a most glowing tribute to 
the life of Mr. C. H. Fogle, in whose memory the Organ was pre- 
sented. He then read the letter of presentation from the donors, 
Mrs. C. H. Fogle, Messrs. Fred. A. Fogle H. A. Pfohl and Col. F. 
H. Fries. 

4492 The Academy 

Bishop Rondthaler then spoke at some length of the character 
of Mr. Fogle, whom he knew intimately in his home and in the 

The address of Bishop Rondthaler was scholarly and carefully 
prepared. He was given hearty applause. 

Following the address of Bishop Rondthaler, Professor Shirley 
rendered an organ solo, " Marche Funebre et Chant Seraphique," 
one of Guilmant's finest compositions. 


Short but interesting talks were made by Miss Lehman, Miss 
Maria Vogler and Mrs. Lindsay Patterson, former Presidents of the 
Association. Miss Fries read a letter from Mrs. D. H. Starbuck, a 
former President, expressing regret at not being able to be present. 

Prof. W. S. Snipes, Superintendent of the Winston Graded 
Schools, made a short address in which he spoke of the great educa- 
tional progress of the Southland. 

President Hobbs, of Guilford College, in his strong, vigorous 
manner made a most happy speech, in which he congratulated the 
College upon its long and useful career. Following him Dr. J. H. 
Clewell, President of the Institution, was called upon for a few re- 
marks. Dr. Clewell responded in his usual bright and interesting 
manner, drawing sharp contrast between conditions of the College 
to-day and a few years ago." 


Just before the exercises were concluded Mr. H. E. Fries sug- 
gested that the Alumnae Association invite the Teachers' Assembly 
to meet here next year. The suggestion met with favor and the 
teachers will be asked to meet here. 

The Association adjourned with the benediction by Bishop 
Rondthaler. Ballots were cast for officers for the ensuing year, but 
the result will not be announced until this morning. 

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(' Journal. ) 
Fitting Climax to the Music Festival. 

Grand Organ Concert Given Last Night — Prof. H. A. 
Shirley Proves Himself to be an Artist Indeed — 
Hall Resounds from Time to Time with Cheers — Or- 
chestra and Chorus an Honor to Winston-Salem — 
The Music Festival had its Beginning this Year, but 
was a Signal Success in every Way — Music Lovers 
Proud of its Talent. 

The Organ Recital of Prof. H. A. Shirley, of the Music De- 
partment of Salem Academy and College, was given last night in 
Alumnae Memorial Hall, at 8 o'clock, and was indeed a great suc- 
cess — a fitting climax to the Music Festival. 

The audience joined with the chorus in singing Martin Luther's 
great hymn, " Ein Feste Burg," which has been used as historic 
music by Meyerbeer in " Les Huguenots," by Wagner in his fine 
" Kaiser March," and by Bach in a cantata. This, sung to orches- 
tral accompaniment, with organ and piano, gave a very fine effect. 


The opening number was Bach's Fugue in E flat, which is 
known as " St. Ann's Fugue." It is a composition of great beauty 
and depth, and Prof. Shirley's conception of its power and expres- 
sion was fine. The three movements, the first being stately, the 
second graceful, and the third rhythmic and brilliant, were executed 
by a master of the art. 

Handel's beautiful "Largo," from his opera, "Xerxes," is one 
of the most exquisite of all compositions. It has a gentle appealing 
tone throughout, telling as it does the prayer of the maiden as she 
invokes shelter and protection from the tree beneath which she is 
standing. In playing the famous "Largo" the organist did mag- 
nificent work, and so great was the applause that he was compelled 
to return and again play a portion of it. 

The chorus work in Handel's " For Unto Us a Child is Born," 
from "The Messiah," was exceedingly fine. In fact, the work of 
the chorus and orchestra in the Music Festival is an honor to Win- 

4494 The Academy. 

audience is fairly thrilled. 

Prof. Shirley's next number was "The Storm," a grand fan- 
taisie by Lemmens, which fairly thrilled the audience, so real and 
vivid did the skilled fingers of the player make the approach and 
presence of the storm seem to the audience. The hall resounded 
with the enthusiastic cheers of the audience as the closing chords 
were struck, and Prof. Shirley repeated a portion of the selection as 
an encore. 

Hollin's "Triumphal March" was the next number, and this 
was played with the true artistic conception of a fine musical com- 

Gounod's "Unfold, Ye Portals Everlasting," from "The Re- 
demption," was sung by the chorus. It is a beautiful selection, and 
Prof. Storer's chorus sang it exceedingly well, the chorus and celes- 
tial choir bringing in the parts with great beauty and expression. 

A very dainty organ solo is the " Oriental Sketch," by Arthur 
Bird, and Professor Shirley rendered the pretty selection with great 


The last selection played by Professor Shirley was Flagler's 
"Variations on an American Air," which was none other than our 
ever-beloved ' ' Way Down Upon the Sewanee River. ' ' This was 
received with an ovation by the audience, the familiar tune of the 
old song ringing out so beautifully, the deep tones varying to bell- 
like tones that called to mind the mellow tones of famous chimes. 
As an encore, in response to repeated applause, Professor Shirley 
played a selection from this piece. 

The audience joined with the choir in singing the last number, 
the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's "Messiah." 


As an organist Prof. Shirley is unsurpassed. For, besides his 
great knowledge of the organ and its vast possibilities, he is a musi- 
cal genius, and interprets a great composition with an artist's true 
understanding. There is nothing unsympathetic in Professor Shir- 
ley's playing, and the pleasure he feels in interpreting music com- 
municates itself to every person in his audience, and this is the great 
secret of Professor Shirley's wonderful genius in the art of piano 
and organ playing. 

The Academy. 4495 

The Music Festival had its origin only this year, but to say that 
it is in its infancy is hardly fair, so great was its success, and so 
proud are Winston-Salem people of it. To the promoters of this 
great institution the Twin-City owes many thanks, and it is sincerely 
hoped that each year Winston-Salem will welcome crowds of music 
lovers to its Music Festival. , 

{Editorial — The Journal. 

Never has there been a more successful musical event in North 
Carolina from an artistic stand-point than the Winston-Salem Music 
Festival, whieh closed last night with the Grand Organ Recital at 
the Memorial Hall of Salem Academy and College. Every feature 
of the festival was all that coujd be desired by the most critical mu- 
sicians. "The Creation" and " The Te Deum," grand composi- 
tions that they are, were rendered in a superb manner, every part 
being taken by trained artists, and the organ recital last night was 
none the less enjoyable. 

"Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast." Music 
brings to the front that which is best in man. The more music in the 
world the more good and the less bad in the world. And nothing 
so stimulates music-learning and music-loving as an event such as 
the Music Festival that closed last night. 

( Journal. ) 
Hon. J. H. Small Delivers Address. 

Speaks to Graduating Class on " Community Building." — 
The Closing Exercises of the 105th Annual Com- 
mencement of Salem Academy and College held Yes- 
terday Morning — Speaker of the Day Introduced 
by Hon. J. C. Buxton — Presentations of Diplomas by 
Bishop Rondthaler — Announcements by President 

The One Hundred and Fifth Annual Commencement of Salem 
Academy and College closed yesterday morning with exercises in 
the Memorial Hall, the address being delivered by the Hon. John 
H. Small, of Washington, N. C. There was a large attendance. 
This closes one of the most successful commencements in the history 
of the institution. Nearly all of the students have left for their 
homes to spend their vacation. 

4496 The Academy. 

procession to the hall. 

At 9:30 o'clock yesterday morning a score or more prominent 
citizens gathered at the residence of Bishop Rondthaler, and formed 
the first part of the academic procession to the Memorial Hall. In 
the procession were the Juniors and Graduates in the Special De- 
partments, the Seniors following with the daisy chain. They en- 
tered the south entrance to Memorial Hall, marching down the 
two central aisles, Mrs. J. H. Clewell, Vice Principal, leading on the 
we'st and Miss E. A. Lehman on the east. Arriving in front of the 
rostrum they crossed and mounted the rostrum, then crossing again, 
and when they had all gotten on the rostrum the daisy chain, held 
by the members of the Senior Class, was allowed to drop to the 
floor, thus symbolizing the fact that their union as a school-class 
was broken. Seated on the rostrum were the ' ' sweet girl grad- 
uates," Dr. John H. Clewell, president of the institution, Hon. John 
H. Small, the orator of the day, Bishop J. M. Levering, Dr. E. F. 
Strickland, J. W. Fries, W. T. Vogler, Judge Garland S. Fergu- 
son, J. C. Buxton, Mrs. J. H. Clewell, Miss Lehman, and a number 
of the members of the Junior Class. 

After the " Triumphal March,*' given as a prelude, Mrs. Chas. 
Norfleet sang very effectively, " Farewell, Ye Limpid Springs." 

A Scripture Lesson was read by Rev. James E. Hall, of Clem- 
mons, N. C. , after which prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Henry A. 
Brown, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem. 

Miss Lillian Johnson then sang sweetly, "Jerusalem, Thou that 
Killest the Prophets." 


Congressman John H. Small, of Washington, N. C, the orator 
of the day, was introduced in an appropriate manner by Hon. John 
C. Buxton. 

The theme of Mr. Small's address was " Community Building," 
and it was most excellently prepared. The vast audience listened 
to the speaker with the keenest interest throughout. The speaker 
laid special stress upon the necessity of each community providing 
opportunities for both old and young for pleasure, recreation and 
intellectual advancement. Each community should provide adequate 
school facilities, should have parks, playgrounds and accessories ; 
and all modern conveniences, such as lighting, transportation, sew- 

The Academy. 4497 

erage, etc. He said that it was obligatory on every community to 
provide all these things. The school should be provided, and the 
children should be made to attend. 

Turning to the young ladies of the Graduating Class Mr. Small 
declared that they could be potent factors in community building 
and urged them to stand for the best there is in life. 

The Congressman spoke for about 80 minutes and the audience 
would have gladly listened to him an hour longer, so interesting 
and instructive was his address. He concluded amidst a round of 

Following the address a trio composed of Misses Kathleen 
Smith, Dora Haury and Pattie Baugham, sang " Sancta Maria," 
with piano accompaniment by Miss Lucy Thorp. 


Dr. Clewell then announced the officers elected by the Alumnae 
Association for the ensuing year. They were as follows : President, 
Miss Adelaide L. Fries ; First Vice President, Mrs. Lindsay Patter- 
son ; Second Vice President, Mrs. E. A. Ebert ; Third Vice Presi- 
dent, Mrs. Barnard, of Asheville ; Fourth Vice President, Mrs. Bur- 
ton, of Danville ; Fifth Vice President, Mrs. Slappey, of Georgia ; 
Secretary, Mrs. Charles Vogler, of Salem ; Treasurer, Miss L. C. 
Shaffner, of Salem. 

Dr. Clewell also announced that the receipts of the Music Fes- 
tival amounted to about $2,000 with something like $600 expenses. 
The proceeds of the event will be applied as a partial payment on 
the seats for the Memorial Hall, which cost about $2,500. 

He also announced that the Scholarship which supplied one 
year of study at the Columbia University, New York, has been 
awarded to Miss Grace Siewers. 


With an earnest address the Diplomas were presented by 
Bishop Rondthaler. He extended to the Class the very best wishes 
for their Alma Mater and happy and useful lives. 

4498 The Academy. 

transfer of cap and gown. 

The formal transfer of the Black Cap and Gown was an interest- 
ing and impressive ceremony. Participating in the transfer were 
Misses Harriette Dewey and Edna Wilson of the Graduating Class, 
and Miss Ethel Pullan of the Junior Class. Essays couched in most 
beautiful language were read by Misses Dewey, Wilson and Pullan. 

The Commencement of 1907 closed with the benediction by 
Bishop Rondthaler. 


Receiving A. B. Degree. 

Alice Varina Aycock, Goldsboro, N. C. 
Florence Burroughs Barnard, Asheville, N. C. 
Pattie Mary Baugham, Washington, N. C. 
Anna E. Brown, Winston, N. C. 
Helen Annie Buck, Charlotte, N. C. 
Winnie Abercrombie Colson, Norwood, N. C. 
Mary Louretha Crowell, Virgilina, Va. 
Aileen May Daniel, Augusta, Ga. 
Harriette May Dewey, Goldsboro, N. C. 
Victoria LeMay Dewey, " " 

Dorothy Williamson Doe, Asheville, N. C. 
Ellie Woodrow Erwin, Morganton, N. C. 
Elizabeth Fetter, Salem, N. C. 
Mary Mitchell Frost, Asheville, N. C. 
Sarah Hall Gaither, Mocksville, N. C. 
Leonorah Graves Harris, Mebane, N. C. 
Mary Clyde Hassell, Washington, N. C. 
Dora C. Haury, Newton, Kansas. 
Pearl Elizabeth Hege, Salem, N. C. 
Mary Jane Heitman, Mocksville, N. C. 
Bessie Florence Ivey, Norwood, N. C. 
Edna Loureta Ivey, New London, N. C. 
Hattie Griffin Jones, Washington, N. C. 
Ella Arnold Lambeth, Thomasville, N. C. 

The Academy. 4499 

Hazel Bess Laugenour, Berkely, Cal. 
Cary Smith Loud, Williston, S. C. 
Zilphia Messer, Salem, N. C. 
Mamie Viola Pfaff, ■« 
Phebe Caroline Phillips, Winston, N. C. 
Willie J. Reedy, Rowland^ N. C. 
Ida Leonora Reichardt, Winston, N. C. 
Grace Louise Siewers, Salem, N. C. 
Kathleen Allen Smith, Concord, N. C. 
Lucy J. Thorp, Oxford, N. C. 
Frances Eliza Vaughn, Winston, N. C. 
Drudie Mahn Welfare, Salem, N. C. 
Hattie Louise Welfare, " " 

Helen Eugenia Wilde, Jamaica, W. I. 
Jennie Elizabeth Wilde, " " 

Jennie Elaine W'ilkinson, Winston, N. C. 
Ruth Baynard Willingham, Macon, Ga. 
Edna Erie Wilson, Winston, N. C. 
Mary Elizabeth Young, Henderson, N. C. 

Instrumental Music. 
Ruth Estelle Crist. Laurie Rogers Jones. 

Haydy Garner. Erma Pearl Pfaff. 

Lottie Coleman Arey. Lucy J. Thorp. 

Hattie Griffin Jones. Ruth Baynard Willingham. 

Virda Adeline Nunn. Georgia E. Spainhour. 

Phonography or Shorthand, and Type- Writing. 
Hattie Griffin Jones. Lillian Gertrude Reed. 

Helen Eugenia Wilde. Pearl Ellenetta Woosley. 

Domestic Science. 
Dora C. Haury. Ella Arnold Lambeth. 

Frances Eliza Vaughn. 

4500 The Academy., 

Certificates in Plain Sewing. 

Ruth H. Kilbuck. Jennie Elizabeth Wilde. 

Ruth Baynard Willingham. 

Certificate in Drawing. 
Miss Helena Foy. 


Committee in Charge. 

Mr. Bernard J. Pfohl, Chairman. 

Dr. and Mrs. John H. Clewell, Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Fries, 

Miss Adelaide L. Fries, Mrs. Bettie B. Vogler, Miss Louisa C. Shaff- 

ner, Mrs. Eugene A. Ebert, Mr. Eugene H. Storer, Mr. H. A. 


Committee on Chorus. 

Mrs. Henry E. Fries, Mrs. Walter J. Hege, Mr. Frank W. 
Stockton, Mr. Lawrence B. Brickenstein. 

Members of the Orchestra. 

First Violins — Miss Helen Brown, Herr Robert Roy, Mr. George 

Second Violins — James Kapp, Thomas Kapp, Wm. P. Ormsby. 
Violas — Bernard J. Wurreschke, William B. Ellis, Jr. 
Violoncello — Dr. Charles A. Turner. 
Double Bass — Bernard J. Pfohl. 
Flutes — Herr Conrad Lahser, Walter J. Hege. 
Clarinets — William J. Peterson, George Pegram. 
Cornets — James E. Peterson, Junius W. Goslen. 
French Horns — William Miller, Reginald Clewell. 
Trombones — John D. Stockton, Herbert Vogler, Harry F. Mickey. 
Tympani — Miss Lillian Johnson. 

Oboe and Bassoon on the Organ — Miss Ivey Nicewonger. 
Pianist — Miss Rosa Deane. 

The Academy ■ 4501 

Members of the Chorus. 

Sopranos — Mesdames Jasper Dean, Eugene A. Ebert, Henry 
E. Fries, Charles Norfleet, J. Kenneth Pfohl, Elma Pfohl, Haupt- 
mann Schroeder, Henry Schultz, Charles Siewers, N. L. Sievvers, 
William E. Spaugh, Frank W. Stockton, Bettie B. Vogler, Misses 
Alice Aycock, Julia Briggs, Ruth Brinkley, Helen Buck, Marie Burt, 
Daisy Cherry, Bessie Crist, Louise Crist, Ruth Crist, LeMay Dewey, 
Dorothy Doe, Mamie Fulp, Ruth Grosch, Louie Grunert, Constance 
Hamilton, Mary Heitman, Gertie Hasten, Kate Jones, Laurie Jones, 
Treva Jones, Bestha Leinbach, Fan Little, Alline McLean, Ellen 
Norfleet, Marie Oldham, Elizabeth Ormsby, Ethel Pullan, Grace 
Siewers, Ruth Siewers, Kathleen Smith, Daisy Spaugh, Mabel 
Spaugh, Florence Stockton, Marguerite Tay, Blossom Traxler, 
Alma Whitlock. 

Altos — Mesdames George Boozer, Harvey Crist, Walter J. 
Hege, William J. Peterson, Mary Prather, Mary Price, Rufus A. 
Spaugh, Bernard Wurreschke, Misses Florence Barnard, Rachel 
Barton, Bertha Bogue, Pattie Baugham, Carroll Coleman, Mary 
Crowell, Lura Garner, Mary Clyde Hassell, Dora Haury, Ella A. 
Lambeth. Hazel Laugenour, Emma Ormsby, Saidee Robbins, Ber- 
tie Tise, Nellie Ware. 

Tenors — Messrs. Clarence Crist, C. Frederick Crist, Jasper 
Dean, Amos Huls, A. Lichtenthaeler, W. A. Speer, Frank W. 
Stockton, Hcrace Vance, Eugene- Vogler. 

Basses — Messrs. F. F. Bahnson, L. B. Brickenstein, Harvey 
S. Crist, Lugene A. Ebert, Rev. J. A. Hopkins, Dr. P. E. Horton, 
Clarence Ledford, Clarence Leinbach, Rufus A. Spaugh, Rev. E. 
C. Stempel, Claience W. Thaeler. 


The following amounts have been received for Memorial Hall 
since our last acknowledgements in March : 

Mrs. Martha Moore Memorial Door % 50.00 

South Hall Room Company 26.75 

Mrs. J. H. Clewell 5.00 

Mrs. Frank Mebane for Memorial for Mrs. 

Eliza Morehead Nelson 100.00 

4502 The Acad k my. 

Academy subscriptions as follows : 

Miss Tilla Stockton 1.00 

Miss Gertrude Siewers 1.00 

Mrs. H. J. Stoltz 1.00 

Mrs. Maud Flynt Shore 1.00 

Mrs. J. D. Laugenour 1.00 

Mrs. Charles Vogler 1.00 

Mrs. Lewis Porter 1.00 

Miss Rusha Sherrod 1.00 

Miss Connie Hege 1.00 

Miss Bessie Pfohl 1.00 

Miss Isabelle Rice 1.00 

Mrs. A. B. Gorrell 1.00 

Mrs. Geo. Boozer 1.00 

Mrs. Geo. Rights 1.00 

Miss Mamie Kapp, Class '07 5.00 

Freshman Class, '07 24.52 

Mrs. John H. King, (nee Denton) Pilot Mt., 

Texas, R. deSchweinitz Column 1.0Q 

Mrs. Elizabeth Windsor Scholze 5.00 

Mrs. Elizabeth Davis 5.00 

Mrs. Bessie Harris, (by Mrs. E. E. Harris) . 5 00 

Dr. J. F. Shaffner for Principal Steiner Step. 50.00 

Bethania Branch 1.00 

Junior Class, '07 19.20 

Freshman Class, '07 41.30 

Junior Class, '07 5.80 

St. Cecelia Fund, Mrs. H. F. Shafiner 5.00 

Prof. J. F. Brower "."," 5.00 

Fourth Room, (Pillar) 9.00 

Senior Class, 07, for Electric Memorial 100.00 

Elizabeth Heisler Memorial Pillar, by Mrs. J. 

Opdyke ' 40.00 

Cash at Alumnae Meeting 5.">.()() 

Music Festival, under the direction of Messrs. 

Shirley, Storer and B. J. Pfohl 808. G? 

Miss Lillian Thompson 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. J. E. Hall 2.00 

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Misses E. and F. Goodman 1.00 

Mrs. A. Thies 2.00 

Mrs. J. F. Shaffner, Sr 5.00 

Mrs. M. F. Patterson 5.00 

Mrs. W. W. Moore 5.00 

Mrs. J. F. Joyner 95 

Cash - 50 

Miss Kate Jones 1.00 

Mrs. Warren Smith Whitehead for Junior 

Class, '07 2.00 

Mrs. Julia C. Heitman 5.00 

Cash 50 

Total to date, $21,079.91. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treas. 


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— With the beginning of a new school year we extend to all 
pupils, old and new, our best wishes for a happy and successful year. 

— The opening exercises were held in Memorial Hall, Septem- 
ber 10th, and in addition to the members of our own School there 
were present the entire Salem Boys' School and many patrons, 
alumnae and friends. Addresses were delivered by Bishop Rond- 
thaler and Dr. Clewell and a number of clergyman from the Twin 
City were present and took part in the exercises. Prof. Shirley 
presided at the Fogle Memorial Organ, and Prof.' Storer sang a 
solo, which added to Prof. Shirley's organ solo, gave the large 
audience great pleasure. The singing by the pupils and friends was 
grand and inspiring, and altogether the opening exercises were 
greatly enjoyed by all. If this programme is a promise of the year 
before us, then 1907-'08 will be all that can be reasonably desired. 

— In another part of this issue of our paper will be found the ser- 
mon delivered by Bishop Rondthaler on the morning of the first 

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Sunday after the beginning of the new school session. This able and 
earnest sermon sets forth clearly and forcefully the obligations which 
a young person has to herself as well as to those who are about her. 
"We commend this sermon to the careful perusual of all our readers, 
but especially so to parents and patrons, who will in this sermon 
recognize the deeply interested principle which underlies the care of 
their daughters at Salem. 

— The change in the requirements for entrance into Salem Acad- 
emy and College will make a difference of one year in the work. 
All Classes have been advanced a year, and the graduates of the 
City High Schools will enter one year below the standard of this 
year in 1908. In a circular issued to patrons and friends the sug- 
gestion is made that pupils should not apply for Class A under 12 
years of age, and the age of applicants for the Freshman Class 
should be 16 years or more. A Special Class will be arranged for 
the careful training of those who do not wish to take a full College 
Course but who desire to secure only a Grammar School education. 
This Class will be independent of the Academic and the Collegiate 
Course, and will be intended for younger and older pupils. 

— One of the very sad features of the Summer was the sad and 
unexpected death of Helen Wilde, in her home in Jamaica, West 
Indies, She graduated in May last, after having spent 8 years in 
study at Salem. In June she returned to her parents in Jamaica, 
-and seemed to revel in the joys which followed the return to home 
and loved ones. She seemed to grow and increase in strength with 
the outdoor life in their beautiful mountain home and no one had 
the slightest intimation of the approaching end. A slight indispo- 
sition at the close of one week caused the parents to send for a phy- 
sician and a malignant form of gastritis called for careful nursing, 
but only after three or four days had elapsed did the real danger 
appear, and on the following Saturday morning she fell asleep in 
Jesus, August 10th, in the early morning hours. The news caused 
profound sorrow. Helen was easily one of the most popular pupils 
in the School, lively and happy she made numbers of friends and it 

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is indeed difficult to think of Helen Wilde, the foremost in all things 
pertaining to sport and fun as the first of her class to be called to 
her eternal home. The parents and her sister and brother have the 
heartfelt sympathy of all, and hard indeed is it to realize why happy 
Helen should have been given to the dear parents for so short a 
time after so long an absence. But we know that our Heavenly 
Father doeth all things well. 

— There seems to be an unusual spirit of earnestness abroad in 
the School this year. Our increasing numbers have made it possible 
to select pupils with still greater care than ever. Salem has always 
prided itself on the care with which its students are chosen, but this 
year the methods of elimination have been observed with unusual 
care and hence a premium has been placed upon the success of the 
new session. 

— The new Music Conservatory building and the Grand Organ 
have given a more decided impulse to the interests of that Depart- 
ment than was apparent at the beginning. The accumulating power 
appears in the fact that musicians- in active life from other cities as 
well as those of our own town and school, are being drawn to our 
Music School, and in this and in many other ways -the friends of the 
Dept rtment recognize and rejoice in the growing power of the work. 

— A new office has been arranged in Main Hall, first floor. 
The office has connection with local and long distance telephone, 
and also with the private school system. An ante room is nicely 
fitted up with table, light and magazines, so that teachers and pupils 
can work, read or converse if perchance it is necessary to wait a 
brief time in the reception room. The convenience and quiet of 
this new office has enabled the Principal to organize the entire 
school machinery much more speedily than was ever possible in the 

— Two or three prayer meetings were held in Memorial Hall 
during the Summer, while work was being done in the church, and 
thus it was found that the building is nicely adapted to religious ex- 
ercises as well as to concert occasions. 

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Text : " Thou crownest the year with thy goodness. — Ps. 65. 11 

It is an interesting Sunday on which we are gathered. It is 
the first time that we are together in the house of God since the 
Academy has opened its new session. Many are with us to-day 
who have ere this worshipped in our sanctuary ; many are here for 
whom this church is as yet an unaccustomed place. We cordially 
welcome you : we are glad to have you as part of our audience. We 
invite you to share with us in our songs of praise and our prayers. 
There will be no sermon preached from this pulpit which will not 
have some earnest and affectionate thought with regard to you. 
We trust that the Spirit of God will so blend us into one company 
that you may be blessed with us and we with you, and that there 
may be great grace upon you all. 

Your presence here to-day reminds us that the schools are now 
opening everywhere throughout the land. There are many children 
and young people of our own community who are now similarly 
engaged. Not a few of them are intimately associated with you in 
the classroom every day. There are those in our audience who are 
thinking very kindly and tenderly of their own children far away at 
other colleges and schools. As you, dear parents and friends, re- 
member them, so there are those who are dwelling with very earnest 
longing upon the scholars who, from far away, perhaps, are present 
with us here. There are many loving thoughts which are directed 
toward this place to-day from distant homes. Let us all be in full 
sympathy with these fathers and mothers and kindred, and, in 
Christ's name, prize what is so inestimably precious to them. Thus 
laden with fresh and earnest thoughts we make our text a school- 
text to-day, — a special text for all students and for those who are 
interested in them, and we say with fervent and happy expectation 
with regard to the period before them: " Thou crownest the year 
with thy loving kindness." 

We may be quite certain that our heavenly Father and our 
merciful Saviour dtsires to have this text fulfilled in the case of every 

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one of you. But it will be necessary that you should do your part 
toward the happy results that you should in certian definite ways 
put yourself into the line of this blessing. 

And, first, with regard to your health. " Mens sana in corpore 
:sano," — a healthful mind in a healthful body — is a motto which 
•every one ought to have before them, as if they saw it shining in 
letters of gold on the wall of the room in which they live. We 
rejoice in the wide health-repute of our Academy. The blooming 
faces, the robust and graceful forms which are seen in hall and 
campus testify to the fact that her old health rules are sound and 
enduring. But the scholar who sits on the damp ground or on the 
cold stones because it has not been expressly forbidden or because 
there is nobody about to enforce the caution, ought not to complain 
if a part of the year's goodness drips away through this unnecessary 
leak in the precious vase of health. It is hurtful to be nervous 
about our health, but it is wise ever to be mindful of it. Our health 
is the tool with which we work. It is the condition of a great deal 
of our happiness and of our success. Dear scholars, watch over 
this token of God's goodness ; do not in any respect, thoughtlessly 
throw it away. Remember that daily exercise in the air and in the 
sunshine is worth more than doses of medicine. Health is a neces- 
sary element of beauty. Make your year as beautiful as you can. 

Nobody is worth much who does only the things he or she 
would like at the time to do. It is by doing what we don't like 
that our minds and wills receive their most valuable discipline. 
Happiness and duty at some point or other will combine, but it may 
be that for a good while they lie apart. This is very apt to be the 
case with studies and lessons. One of the most important functions 
of a school, especially if it is one of high degree, is to lay down 
fixed courses of study. They may have regard to general culture 
or may have an eye to special circumstances — the student may be a 
1 ' regular " or a " special ' ' — but it is a part of a good school-year to 
stick to one's course, and resolutely face what at the time may be 
very distasteful. Girls and boys who wander over the field of study, 
gathering a berry, picking up a nut here and there, are losing more 
than the knowledge of certain branches, they are losing the chance 
to weave a firm texture of character, to form steady habits of living. 
When they leave school they carry their flightiness with them into 

4510 The Academy. 

their new spheres of experience. Many a father wonders why the 
daughter on whom he spent his hard-earned money runs away to be 
married to the first likely lad that comes along. It is simply a result 
of her school-life. She studied what she liked and left out what 
she disliked, and in her marriage and everything she merely con- 
tinues these untrained ways of her school experience. It can only 
be a year of God's goodness and an introduction to many similar 
years if you will face hard tasks and learn to like things for which 
you may naturally have a deep dislike. 

Companionship is one of the sweetest delights of a college and 
of a school -life. Even after many years we think with enthusiasm 
of certain people whom we have known at school. And how inti- 
mately we knew them! It is seldom that business men will make a 
mistake with regard to one whom they knew at the University or at 
the A. & M. , or whatever the institution may have been. 

Not only are these school-companionships delightful, but they 
are also important. It is often said that girls and boys make each 
other more than the teachers make them, and that is true. '" Iron 
sharpeneth iron, and so doth a man the face of his friend." At 
school we exchange ideals with each other — ideals that shine before 
us all through life. Every day you are perhaps quite unconsciously 
being formed in character by the room-company in which you live, 
by the fellow-students with whom you most closely associate. There 
is a great delight, as we have said, in these companionships, and 
a vast profit if it be not on the contrary a great loss. For the 
wrong sort of companionship may spoil all the intended goodness of 
God for this school-year and for many another year besides. I 
speak to two possible classes among you — to those who will make 
bad companionships and to those who themselves will be bad com- 
panions. In case you belong to the former class remember the 
good word of Holy Scripture : "If sinners entice thee consent thou 
not." If in the walk through corridor or campus things are said 
that you would not tell your mother, if ideals of life are presented 
which you feel in your inmost soul to be low, frivolous, degrading, 
don't repeat the walk with the same company ; be brave enough to 
sit alone with a book, or walk for awhile by yourself, rather than 
spoil God's good year with foul or otherwise hurtful companionship. 
And if there be, dear student, some reminder now and then in your 

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own conscience tha.t you, yourself, are coming to be a bad compan- 
ion. If in some moment when you seem to see your soul as a face 
in a glass, if you feel then that a girl would be happier and safer i£ 
she had never known you, and never intimately talked with you, 
then stop just there, and don't use your influence like a key with 
which you lock another soul with you into perdition. Far rather 
let the thought arise within you : "I have gotten away : I must 
and I will arise and go back to my Father — my heavenly Father." 
Thus we come to the last, and crowning item in a good school 
year . I can best put it in the simple refrain of a familiar song : 

" Ask the Savior to help you, 
Comfort, strengthen and keep you, 
He is willing to aid you, 
He will carry you through." 

It may be that you are a good way from home, and the time 
seems long before you will see the dear ones again, and things are- 
new and some of them appear hard, but the comfort, the joy, the 
strength of a school-year is the Saviour kept near to you. As you, 
read his Word morning and evening pray to him, and recollect that 
at every turn of your school-life he is watching you as one who is 
very dear to him, because he died for you, and in every minute of. 
your life he loves you, with the great love of his patient, bitter 
cross, endured for your sake, even for you. In him care of health, 
and strength of study, and use of companions and everything else 
will come right, and when you go home it will be with the thought : 
" He crowned the whole year with his loving kindness." Amen. 

Summer Movements of Our Faculty. 

The members of our Faculty spent a very pleasant summer in 
various places : Miss Bailey was in Winston-Salem. Miss Brough- 
ton rested awhile at Moore's Springs. Miss Fannie Brooke visited, 
Jamestown. Miss Daisy Brooks spent a large part of vacation in 
Salem, but enjoyed the Jamestown Exposition. Miss Barrow spent 
a good part of vacation at Mt. Airy White Sulphur Springs. Miss 
Chitty visited relatives in Wilmington. Dr. Clewell turned to the: 

4512 The Academy. 

mountain district of North Carolina and Tennessee. Miss Dorothy 
Doe visited in Salisbury. Mr. Ebert was in the mountains. Miss 
Fulp was at her home, Fulp, N. C. Miss Grosch sojourned in 
Pennsylvania and in Washington. Miss Garrison was in Massachu- 
setts. Miss Heisler remained in Salem. Miss Heitman visited in 
Leesburg, Va. , and Washington, D. C. Miss Laurie Jones was at 
home in Atlanta. Miss Carrie Jones spent the summer in Salem. 
Miss Kapp went to Jamestown. Miss Lehman visited in Bethania. 
Mr. Jahnke was in several States. Miss Mickle visited in Washing- 
ton, D. C and at Jamestown. Miss Meinung was in Salem the 
greater part of the sammer, Miss Nicewonger took a trip to Penn- 
sylvania. Miss Pfaff was in Salem. Mr. Pfohl was pleased to rest 
from his travels and spent the summer in Salem. Miss Parris was 
at Jamestown and Chapel Hill. Miss Rice was in Pennsylvania. 
Bishop Rondthaler was in Pennsylvania. The Misses Shaffner spent 
a week or two at the Jamestown Exposition. Prof. Shirley could 
not leave his pet organ, so he stayed in Salem all the summer, ex- 
cept for one tramping trip to the mountains. Prof. Storer again 
visited Europe. Miss Ruth Siewers had a pleasant sray at Roaring 
Gap. Miss Emma Smith visited her father in Durham, N. C. , and 
relatives in Chatham, Va. Miss Stewart was at her home in Minne- 
sota. Miss Siedenberg rested, sketched and rode horseback at 
Blowing Rock. Miss Lucy Thorp was at her home near Oxford. 
Miss Taylor was in Winston-Salem. Misses Vest and Winkler 
rested in Winston-Salem. 

— The attendance of boarding pupils this year is very large. 
At the time we go to press, a little more than two weeks after the 
opening, the attendan e has reached nearly one hundred and eighty 
pupils in the boarding department. This number practically fills 
the school, and it would be difficult to accommodate as many as a 
dozen more. The school is very fortunate which is thus nicely filled! 
without overcrowding on the one hand and without a lack of attend- 
ance on the other hand. The Day School department is also verv 
large, and and from appearances the numbers will exceed those of 
last year although the school was really filled to its utmost capacity. 

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from alumna and other friends. 

All communications for this Department should be addressed to Thk Academv, Winstoti- 
Salem, N. C. Teachtrs, as well as friends residing in the towns are invited to send us letters 
from former pupils, or from other friends, when the letters relate to matters of interest to our 

■ — The folloving hearty lines were received from a graduate of 
last year : 

" I have just this week returned home from a long trip, have 
been out west ever since the first of the summer, and the latter part 
was spent in the Battle Creek Sanitarium, where I had two slight 
operations performed. I did not receive the letter you sent until I 
came home. 

' ' You don' t know how strange it seems not going back to 
Salem this year. I think of you all so often, and wish I could be 
back there with you again, for I realize that the four years I spent 
in Salem were four of the very happiest I shall ever spend again. 

" Please remember me kindly to all, and believe me, 
"Most sincerely yours, 

Washington, N. C. " Pattie M. Baugham." 

— A pupil of an earlier class, but very well remembered, writes : 

" Enclosed you will rind one dollar for my subscription to The 
Academy, '07 — '08. If by any magic I could hide myself in the 
envelope I am afraid I would be tempted to do so. September and 
Salem seem of a certainty to belong together. 

" I suppose the school is as full as usual. Have you made any 
addition to the school ? 

" Please remember me to Mrs. Clewell, Bishop Rondthaler and 
every one else. 

Sincerely, yours, 

Houston, Texas. " Carrie Levy." 

— We were very happy to receive the following letter from one 
who, with passing years, still addresses warm words of friendship 
which are appreciated by her many friends in Salem. 

"Enclosed please find $4.00 for renewal of my subscription 
to The Academy. I noticed on wrapper of the last number, the 
date, June, 1901, at which time my subscription must have expired; 

4514 The Academy. 

I know I have not sent any money for a long while, and thank you 
very sincerely for continuing to send the paper in spite of my negli- 
gence. The amount enclosed will pay me up from June, 1901, to 
June, 1909, and I will try to be more prompt in the future. My 
interest in thejdear old Academy is still very keen, and my love for 
all connected with it as warm as ever. 

' ' Was so pleased to read the dear letter contained in the De- 
cember number from Maggie McDowell, of '78, whom I have always 
remembered with true affection as the first to speak consoling words 
to me during my "homesick hours" on entering the Academy in 
August, 1876. 

Please send one of the school catalogues to Miss Hallie A. 
Rogers, Hester, N. C. , R. F. D. No. 1. She has a niece whom 
she is anxious to send to Salem, if the cost is not too great, and is 
anxious to know more about the school, etc. 

" With love and kindest wishes for all, I am, 
' ' Yours, most cordially, 

Oxford,[N. C. "Mrs. J. G. Hunt (Lorena Bobbit)." 

— An organization of presidents of colleges for women in North 
and South [Carolina was effected at Chick Springs, S. C. , during 
the summer, the object being to promote the welfare of this great 
work in the two States named, and to accomplish this result by 
drawing the executive officers of these institutions into closer friendly 
and social association. The officers for the present year are : Pres- 
ident — Dr. Clewell, of Salem Academy and College ; Vice Presi- 
dent — Dr. Pell, of Converse College : Secretary and Treasurer, — 
Miss McClintock, of Columbia Female College ; the Committee on 
Program — Dr. Pell,of[Converse ; Dr. Johnson, of Winthrop Normal, 
Rock Hill, S. C. , and Mrs. Lucy Robertson, of Greensboro Female 
College. The first regular meeting of this organization will be held 
at Salem Academy and College in March, 1908, and will be a very 
important gathering with possibly far-reaching results. 

— Bishopjand Mrs. Greider and Miss Emma are visiting Mr. 
and Mrs. H.'A. Pfohl. Bishop Greider has spent many years in 
St. Thomas, Danish West Indies, and his services have been so ac- 
ceptable that recently the King of Denmark decorated him with the 
Order of Knight of Dannebrog. 

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die JjHontl) in tije gcfjool. 

— Seven local telephones have been placed in position in the 
various college buildings, and in this way a very great deal of valu- 
able time will be saved in transacting business between the several 
departments. The following points are connected : Main Office, 
Office in Main Hall ; Dr. Clewell's Private Study ; Prof. Shirley's 
Studio in Memorial Hall ; Infirmary ; Mrs. Milburn's Office, and 
the second floor in Main Hall. 

— One of the very sad experiences of the summer was the death 
of Mr. J. W. Griffith, which occurred in July in the Twin-City Hos- 
pital. Mr. Griffith was a warm friend of the school, and his depart- 
ure leaves Kathleen without either father or mother. The sympa- 
thies of all friends are with this faithful and worthy pupil in her 
recent loss. 

— Prof, and Mrs. Schwarze (Ethel Greider ) made a brief but 
very pleasant visit to friends in Winston-Salem early in September.. 

— Mrs. Alice Rondthaler Chase and her children spent the sum- 
mer with her parents, Bishop and Mrs. Edward Rondthaler, and 
early this month was joined by her husband upon his return from 
Europe. Mr. and Mrs. Chase's home is in Ware, Mass. 

— The very sad news of the death of Mrs. Lizzie Bahnson Pond 
reached our community a few days ago. Mrs. Pond had been in 
bad health for some time, biit her end was unexpected and came as 
a great shock to her many friends in Winston-Salem. 

— Mr. Jahnke spent almost the entire summer visiting various 
sections in our own ?nd other States, and although this was his first 
summer in his position as Academy representative, he has succeeded 
in making many friends, and seems to enjoy the work for which he 
is apparently admirably suited. 

— The Goose Party was held on the campus soon after the 
opening of the term, and was not only a happy occasion for the 
children who fed the goose nickles ceaselessly in exchange for the 
mysterious packages returned to them, but the evening also brought 
with it pleasure for the older people, who rejoiced in this diversion 
planned for the young people. Between seventy and eighty dollars 
were cleared for the Alumnae Association. 

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— One of the many pleasant experiences of the Summer was 
the open air Concerts on the Academy Campus given by the young 
men connected with the Salem Band, under the direction of Mr. B. 
J. Pfohl. These Concerts were free to the public and not only did 
the older people enjoy the excellent programs rendered, but it was 
a paradise for little folks, who not only seemed to rejoice in the music, 
but romped, rolled and tumbled over the lawn in a manner that 
sometimes seemed to threaten the safety of their little bodies. Mr. 
Pfohl and the young gentlemen of the Band deserve the hearty 
thanks of the community. These Concerts were enjoyable in their 
nature and carried with them a distinct uplift fn their influence. . 

— During the Summer, Dr. Clewell visited the western part of 

North Carolina and the eastern part of Tennessee paying his respects 

to quite a number of the homes of the pupils. He is warm in his 

expressions of appreciation of the kindness shown him by his many 


— The front of the gallery in the Home church has been low- 
ered and this very greatly adds to the comfort and use of this part 
of the church. A number of the pupils occupy the galleries this 
year since the congregation and the pupils together form too large 
a company for the lower floor of the church. 

— The Trustees of the Salem Congregation transferred to the 
ladies of the Alumnae Association certain uncollected accounts, and 
The Academy is very pleased to note the fact that more than one 
hundred and fifty dollars of these accounts have been paid, and it is 
probable that the amount will reach nearly two hundred dollars by 
the time all has been received. 

— The following is a list of the Faculty and office force com- 
'bined : Miss Mary Bailey, Miss Naomi Broughton, Miss Fannie 
Brooke, Miss Daisy Brooks, Miss Otelia Barrow, Miss EmmaChitty, 
Dr. J. H. Clewell, Ph. D., Mrs. J. H. Clewell, Miss Dorothy Doe, 
Mr. Eugene Ebert, Miss Mamie Fulp, Miss Ruth Grosch, Miss Ril- 
lie Garrison, Miss Elizabeth Heisler, Miss Constance Hamilton, Miss 
Mary Heitman, Miss Laurie Jones, Miss Carrie Jones, Miss Mamie 
Kapp, Miss Emma Lehman, Mr. Paul Jahnke, Miss Robina Mickle, 
Miss Mary Meinung, Miss Ivy Nicewonger, Miss Erma Pfaff, Miss 
Josephine Parris, Mr. C. B. Pfohl, Miss Isabelle Rice, Bishop Ed- 
ward Rondthaler, Miss Louisa Shaffner, Miss Sarah Shaffner, Prof. 
H. A. Shirley, Piof. E. H. Storer, Miss Ruth Siewers, Miss Emma 
Smith, Miss Maud Stewart, Miss Anna Siedenberg, Miss LucyThorp, 
Miss Grace Taylor, Miss Carrie Vest, Miss Sarah Vest, Miss Clau- 
dia Winkler. 

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]hi fBemortam. 

" Leaves have their time to fall, 
And flowers to wither at the North wind's breath, 
And stars to set ; — but thou hast all, 
All seasons for thine own, oh, Death !" 

These lines are strikingly illustrated in the unexpected and to 
us untimely death of Helen Wilde. The youngest member of 43 
Seniors of the Class of 1907 who could have dreamed that in less 
than three short months from the day when she stood upon the 
graduating platform in Memorial Hall she would be called to grad- 
uate into the higher life, to pass within the vail. 

She and her sister, Jennie, had sailed for the home of their 
.parents, Rev. and Mss. Frank Wilde, Moravian missionaries to 
Jamaica, W. I. , both so happy to be at home after their long school- 
life in Salem Academy and College. Helen had written to friends 
here how happy she was in her home-life, when.all at once the arrow 
that flies in darkness struck her and her bright young life was cut 

We thought she was just prepared to begin her life-work here 
below, but the Master called her in her early youth, before the 
shades of sorrow had time to fall athwart her pathway, to be with 
Him forever. 

On August 10 a cablegram received here stated only the few 
sad words : " Helen died last night." Later letters confirmed the 
mournful message, adding that she had died of gastric fever, after a 
brief illness. Thus she has departed, leaving an aching void in the 
hearts of those who knew and loved her well. 

If any who saw the Class of 1907 on their bright and happy 
Commencement Day in May ever thought of Death in connection 
with scenes that were all life and vigor and joy, Helen would have 
been the very last one to be associated therewith. She was so 
young, so active, so cheery, — yet so it is, and we can only bow in 
humble submission to Him who sees the end from the beginning, 
and who never willingly afflicts or grieves the children of men. 

Our hearts go out in special sympathy to her heartbroken 

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parents, and to her sister, Jennie, with whom she was so closely 
associated during their school-life among us here in Salem, for she 
was especially a chifd of the Academy, so light-hearted, so joyous 
that her death comes like a personal bereavement. 

' ' How short the race our friend has run 
Cut down in all her bloom, 
The course but yesterday begun, 
Now, — finished in the tomb ! 
Thou joyous youth, hence learn how soon 
Thy years m&y end their flight : — 
Long, long before life's brilliant noon, 
May come death's gloomy night." 

— L. 


Wilkins — Craig — In Gastonia, N. C , on June 26, 1907, Dr Samuel 
C. Wilkins to Miss Mabel Craig. 

O'Keefe— Jeter. — In Santuc, S. C , on June 26, 1907, Mr. John Gra- 
ham O'Keefe to Miss Ethel Jeter. 

Lockett — Lindsay — On June 12, 1907, Dr. Everett Lockett to 
Miss Annie Scott Lindsay, of Madison, N. C 

Galloway — Harris.— In Reidsville, N. C , June 26, 1907, Mr. Alfred 
"Scales Galloway to Miss Eva Harris. 

Tarkenton— Moye — On July 3, 1907, in Wilson, N. C. Mr. Edward 
L. Tarkenton to Miss Fan Moye 

White— Smith —On June 25. 1907, in Home Moravian Church, Salem, 
N. C, Mr. John White to Miss Margie Smith, of Winston. 

Griffith— Transou.— In May, 1907, Mr. Charles Griffith to Miss 
Pearl Transou, ot Btthania, N. C 

Hines— Nunn— On Sept S. 1907, in Ridgvvay, Va , Mr. J. Rhoten 
Hines to Miss Susie Gaines Nunn. 


Gilliam.— In March, 1707. Mrs. Judge Gilliam (nee Melissa Kittrell). 
of Oxford, N. C. This dear old friend was a pupil in Bishop Jacobson's 
time, a lo\ely lady of the old Southern type. 

Wilde.— On Aug. io, 1907. in the Island of Jamaica, W. I., Helen, 
daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Frank Wilde, of the Moravian Mission service. 

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Not Even Grammatical. 

Now what is fame ? A struggle grim ; 
Then people point and say : " That's him," 
They haven' t the respect to be 
Grammatical and say, " That's he." 

Mr. Stockton's Chickens. 

When Frank Stockton started out with his "Rudder Grange" 
experiences, he undertook to keep chickens. One old motherly 
Plymouth Rock brought out a brood late in the fall, and Stockton 
gave her a good deal of his attention. He named each of the chicks 
after some literary friend, among the rest Mary Mapes Dodge. Mrs. 
Dodge was visiting the farm some time later, and happening to 
think of her namesake she said : 

" By the way, Frank, how does the little Mary Mapes Dodge 
get along ?' ' 

"The funny thing about little Mary Mapes Dodge," said he, 
"is that she turns out to be Thomas Bailey Aldrich." 

The Same, Yet Different. 

' ' The pessimist and optimist 
The difference is droll ; 
The optimist the doughnut sees — 
The pessimist the hole." 

Yesterday the lines came back from Providence, amended in all 
probability by some Brown University man : 

" 'Twixt pessimist and optimist 
Wide seas of difference roll ; 
But both alike the truth have missed, 
Unless they see the whole. 

Pretty well done except the final line, which of course should read : 

" They doughnut see the whole." 

It remains, however, for a Boston bard — true disciple of the re- 
nowned Omar — to put the final touch to these variations. His 
version is as follows : 

" The pessimistic optimist, 
Who sees the storm-clouds roll, 
The thunder-heads by sunshine kissed — 
He, only, sees the whole." 

4520 The Academy. 


Received for Memorial Hall : 

Mrs. E. L. Gaither, $10.00. Mrs. W, T. Wohlford, $1.00. 
Mrs. Mary Waller Staples, for Rev. Robert de Schweinitz column > 
SI. 00. Cash, $2.00. Summer Campus Entertainments, $79.36. 
"Goose Party," Sept. 17, $77.80. From Salem Congregation 
Trustees, $181.50. Mrs. H. E. Fries, for Miss M. E. Vogler Me- 
morial Column, $40.00. 

Total to date, $21,462.57. 

Miss L. C. Shaffner, Treas. 


FOUNDED 1794. 


FALL TERM will open in its commodions and splendid new school building 
constructed according to best ideas of lighting, heating and ventilation ; 
thoroughly equipped in all its departments ; regular gymnasium practice. 
Graduates from Classical Course enter Srate University without examination, 
Situations easily secured by those completing course in Commercial Arithmetic. 
Book-keeping, Phonography, and Type- Writing. Special courses in Music and 
Elocution. Home accommodations for boarders. Send for catalogua. 

J AS. F. BROWER, A. M.. Head Master. 



Moravian Boarding: School for Boys. 

FOUNDED 1785. 

Beautiful location and exceptionally healthful climate. Military organ- 
ization combined with home care for the individual scholar. Besides the 
regular Academic Course of Study and Music, the preparation for College 
or for the Technical Schools may be undertaken. Terms, $40000 per an- 
num. For Catalogue, address Rev. S J. BLUM, Principal. 

Best Quality Ices. 

GUTIFS Chocolates. 
Excellent Service. 

PHONE 159. 




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